Open Source Audio Tours and GPS tours

Job #3087

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Job # 3087 Open Source Audio Tours and GPS tours

Posted Date
Mar 7, 2007 @ 12:06
Respond By
May 1, 2007
Word Count
English (North American)
Age Range

Job Description

OGGtours is a new internet-based project. We are trying to create a database of audio tours of select destinations around the world. These tours will then be made available for free download and distribution from our site. So far, the target market is quite small, and we only get a few dozen visitors a day to our site. We anticipate this will increase as we create more tours.

We are looking for strong, energetic voices with clear pronunciation (not all our listeners will speak English as a first language). As all the music and background sounds in our tours can be mixed and remixed by users of our site, there should be ample pause between phrases within the narration.

We will need narration done for several destinations. The narration is generally under 3 minutes per destination.

This is a portion of the content to be included:


"The Washington Monument is a large, white-colored obelisk at the west end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It is a United States Presidential Memorial constructed for George Washington.

The monument is among the world's tallest masonry structures, standing 555 feet, 5â…› inches (169.29 metres) in height and made of marble, granite, and sandstone. It was designed by Robert Mills, a prominent American architect of the 1840s. The actual construction of the monument began in 1848, but was not completed until 1884, almost 30 years after the architect's death. This hiatus in construction was due to lack of funds and the intervention of the American Civil War. A difference in shading of the marble, visible approximately 150 ft (45 m) up, clearly delineates the initial construction from its resumption in 1876.

It's cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1848; the capstone was set on December 6, 1884, and the completed monument was dedicated on February 21, 1885. It officially opened to the public on October 9, 1888. Upon completion, it became the world's tallest structure, a title it inherited from the Cologne Cathedral and held until 1889, when the Eiffel Tower was finished in Paris, France.

The Washington Monument reflection can be seen in the aptly named Reflecting Pool, a rectangular pool extending to the west, towards the Lincoln Memorial."


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