This week, Kerri Lunn and I have been exploring around with how one might be able to create a 360 Photosphere. One such app that will allow you to create a photosphere is Google’s Google Street View. This app is different from Google Maps. This free app allows you to explore the world as if you were there in person. It integrates Google street views, still images, as well as 360 photospheres.
Check out the two photospheres that we created:
Main Entrance to Bedford High School
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Tech 222 Office – check out our digs!
Exploring Around the World
When you open the app, you have the ability to search for a particular location at the top of the screen. Based on what you search, you will see a sample of photos and photospheres (360 photo). These will be located at the bottom of the screen. You will also notice who has actually uploaded the photo. By selecting the particular photo or photosphere, it will open to give you the perspective as if you were there in person.
You will notice in this screen shot, that there are three different red dots on Bedford High School indicating that there are three different photospheres available to view. The photospheres were taking in the locations (or almost) that are shown.
Adding Your Own Photosphere
If you want to add your own photosphere, click on the camera icon.
Then you will be prompted to take several pictures guiding the orange dot in the white circle.
Tip: Make sure that you do not move too much as this will distort your image. It definitely takes some getting use to.