New app for state parks launched

BATON ROUGE, La: Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Louisiana State Parks have released a new mobile device app called “Explore Louisiana State Parks.”

“Explore Louisiana State Parks” will provide an interactive virtual reality view of the Poverty Point World Heritage Site. This virtual reality and augmented reality app will give users a new way to explore the park.

The app was made by a partnership with an interpretive experience technology firm called TimeLooper Inc.

In a media release from his office, Nungesser said, “With this app, visitors can stand on Mound A, the tallest of the five mounds, and visualize how Poverty Point may have looked more than 3,400 years ago using a mobile device. It’s incredible technology that brings the site to life allowing all visitors, including people with disabilities, to experience the site in an entirely new way.”

There are nine different augmented reality experiences including a welcome message from Nungesser and former Tribal Chairman of the Coushatta Tribe David Sickey.

The other eight experiences will explore different major elements of the Poverty Point complex.

The lt. governor’s office said that the technology used in the app created a “framework” that can be used in future virtual and augmented reality projects for other Louisiana state parks.

To download the app visit the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, or use the QR code below.

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