Saturday, March 26, 2016

Street View and Photo Spheres

In the past I have written several pieces about Google, Google Maps and how its been pushing the boundaries of geography. The other day I was fortunate enough to attend a talk by John Bailey from Google's Geo Education team when he was visiting Masons GGS Department. Overall it was excellent talk showing the Googles technologies can be used to map the world and used for teaching and raising the public's awareness about our world.

One thing which was particularly neat was how you could use your own phone with the Google Street View app to create photo spheres and publish them on Google Maps.

After the talk I went and downloaded the Google Street View app and tried it out. Below is my first attempt of creating a photo sphere on the Fairfax campus at Mason. Next time I need to try harder and not move so much, so the images scene do not get so much motion blur and stitching errors. 

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