Monday, February 23, 2009

360Cities New Google Map Interface

360Cities Map

The interactive panoramas website 360Cities has released a new Google Maps interface for interacting with the site's thousands of images.

The new interface uses clustering to reduce the time it takes for the map markers to load. At lower zoom levels numbered markers indicate how many images are available at a location. When you zoom in or click on the numbered markers the individual panorama markers are revealed.



When you click on a marker the interactive panorama replaces the map so that you are able to enjoy the panorama in all its glory. A small map is shown in the bottom left hand corner of the page. As you pan around in the panorama the map shows you the direction of your current view.

This is a a great update from 360Cities. It is now very similar to Google Street View but with much better photography.

Other Interactive Panorama Websites

Panedia
Nikon Indy 300
Singapore VR
Limoges 360
360 Toronto
Panoramic Earth
360 Panoramy
Czech Republic: Prague 360
360 Tuscany
Fotopanorama

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