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May102017

Create Own Interactive Street View Imagery With New 360 Degree Cameras Coming Soon!

Google Street View Ready Standards Hero

Flipping through static photos is not the thing people like in this age of digital technology, now you can share your perspective by creating your own 360 degree Street view imagery, as Google is announcing today a new ‘street view ready’ certification standard integrated “with 20 new 360-degree cameras coming to market in 2017.”

To start creating high-quality, interactive imagery, all you need now is one of these cameras, and the Street View app. The cameras gives you the flexibility to choose the best way to upload imagery based on your interests from the following new “Street View ready” standards:

  • Street View mobile ready: 360 cameras that can publish Street View directly from a mobile app—without requiring a desktop workflow
  • Street View auto ready: 360 cameras tailored for vehicle-based collection with the highest accuracy
  • Street View vr ready: 360 cameras or systems that collect geometry in addition to generating sets of connected 360 photos
  • Street View workflow ready: Publishing tools (sometimes bundled with cameras) that can upload to Street View accounts

In addition, Google says, many industry partners will be debuting their Street View ready hardware and desktop applications this week at Street View Summit in Tokyo, Japan.

The cameras will be releasing over the coming months.

Interested to learn more about each of these Street View ready standards, visit the developer website.

Google Expeditions Pioneer Program, which was launched in September2016, with a mission to bring virtual reality experiences into classrooms all across the UK—has reached over 1 million UK students.

To date, the team has visited 3,000+ schools in more than 430 cities and towns, from Leicester to Edinburgh to Port Talbot, writes product manager.

New content is continually being launched on the app, and also teamed up with Google Arts & Culture and partners like The British Museum, English Heritage and Westminster Abbey to add more than 150 expeditions tailored to the UK curriculum, taking the total number of tours now offer in the app to over 600.

Now starting today, teachers and students can explore 20 new destinations from Loch Ness.

The Expeditions Pioneer Program will visit UK schools until the end of May 2017.

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