Saturday, November 25, 2017

Street View Tag

Street Tours is a new mapping tool which allows you to easily create interactive tours using Google Maps Street View. Using the tool you can tag locations on Google's panoramic imagery to provide additional information for the tour's users.

The image above shows a Street Tour of Bournemouth Beach in the UK. In this demo tour the pier, the Oceanarium and the Tourist Information office have all been tagged on Street View. When the user clicks on the these label tags, while taking the Street Tour, information windows open to provide useful information on these Bournemouth landmarks.

Creating your own tour with Street Tours is very easy. The application uses Google Maps to highlight the area of your tour. You then simply click on the Street View panorama to add labels to the locations that you wish to feature on your tour. You can style the tags to change how they look and  add any information which you want to appear in the location's associated information window.

Street Tours is a great way to use Google Maps Street View imagery to provide a virtual tour of a location. The tours are quick and easy to create. Finished tours can be added to your website or blog using the provided embed code. Alternatively you can just share completed tours with your family and friends using the link of your finished tour.

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