Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Using Photospheres with the Google Maps API

Google's 360 degree user submitted photos (Photospheres) are becoming more and more popular. For Google Maps API developers they are a great resource for adding panoramic imagery in locations where Street View doesn't yet exist.

To add a Photosphere using the maps API Street View service all you need to do is grab the PanoID of the Photosphere that you wish to use. I've put together a very small demo image gallery of some great Phtospheres submitted in a few different countries.

To make the demo a little more interesting I've also used Gradientmaps.js to add some image processing to the Photospheres.

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