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December 10, 2013

Google Street View Lets Users Create Their Own Views


How would you like to be able to create your own street view? Yes well, Google have unveiled a new tool that allows users to just that – a 360 degree virtual tour – of any place and share it using Google Maps.


These can be created by using photos taken by an Android phone or DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. The way Google have developed the tools to allow users to connect various photo is a great move. Once published, people can navigate between them on Google Maps.

Google said the move will allow it to expand the reach as well as the uses of its maps service.

 “We are excited to see the different types of Street View experiences that everyone will contribute, for example, this feature can now enable environmental non-profits to document and promote the beautiful places they strive to protect.

“It also opens up a new tool for photographers to showcase diversity in a specific location – by times of day, weather conditions or cultural events – in a way that Street View currently doesn’t cover,” 

Checkout the full post at the Google Maps blog post below.

Source: BBC Tech News

Google Maps Blog post.

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini