Google Updates Maps Allowing Users To Create Street View Photo Sphere Experiences
Google has spent years mapping out Street View locations, but now, it's your turn. A newly introduced feature in the company's "Views" community will allow photo spheres taken from Android smartphones and even select DSLRs to craft 360-degree "virtual tours" of the places you love and visit the most. You won't necessarily have to make them public, but if you do, you'll be contributing to a worldwide cause of mapping out the entire Earth. Here's a bit more from Google:
"To get started, just create photo spheres using your Android phone or a DSLR and then share them on Views. Next, select the photo spheres from your profile and use our new tool to connect them together. Once your photo spheres are connected and published, people can navigate between them on Google Maps, just like they can in Street View."
Google has high hopes for the new feature, suggesting that nonprofits could use this as a way to "document and promote the beautiful places they strive to protect," and it will expand Street View's visibility to different times of the year or day. Hit the Via link below to get started.