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Dennis Russell 2021-11-25
Online marketing trends get more innovative by the day, and the latest buzz in town is around 360 Degree Virtual Reality for Local Businesses! With this unique form of complete video experience, audience engagement is much higher, with viewers watching the video for 44% longer. 360-degree panoramic images and Google Street View Virtual tours have helped many small businesses to grow their in-store traffic exponentially. Here’s how:Impact of 360 Views on Local SEO360 degree VR Impacts your local SEO standing in a meaningful manner. When you implement your 360 tours on Google Street View, local search engines can point to your business very quickly, and this will help customers to locate your business and find you easily.
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Dennis Russell 2021-11-25
You can help it along by publishing on Google Street View, which automatically connects to the Google+ business page. Add some pictures and testimonials to your business page, and you have instant advertising! Facebook now allows 360-degree pictures and street view tours to be embedded on the business page. You can publicize your content on various social media channels, like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and so on, and increase online visibility. com or call us at +1-(888)-863-4445 today to see how you can make 360 Degree Virtual Tours happen!
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tara rubena 2019-10-28
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Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides interactive panoramas from positions along many streets in the world.

It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide.How can I see my house on Google Street View?Open street viewUsing Google Chrome on your computer, open Google Earth.Click a place, or search for a location.Zoom in to see the area in more detail.On the bottom right of the screen, click Pegman .Click a highlighted area.

The circles or areas colored blue can be seen in Street View.

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Kristie Hernandez 2016-11-10

Street View has always been a useful Google tool, letting you spy on holiday destinations, historical landmarks, and your own driveway from the comfort of a web-connected computer.

What it lacks is a way to take a seamless ride through a Street View-powered world, but now there s a site that can stitch together images directly from your route.

Google Maps Streetview Player by Brian Folts asks you for an origin and destination and then you re off on your way through Street View between those two points.

Bring down the advanced options and you can choose the frames-per-second knock it down if your browser s struggling and your mode of transportation: driving, cycling, transit or walking.

It s not the most perfect plug-in you ve ever seen it doesn t auto-complete place names, for example but it sure beats manually clicking through on Street View in Google Maps if you want to take a virtual journey.

As an added bonus you can export your movie as a GIF.

collect
0
Eric Whitefield 2017-12-19
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There’s something beautiful about two ships that pass in the night, but what about two street-mapping cars?

As it turns out, when two Google Street View and Bing cars pass each other, only one (in this case Google) will admit to it publicly.

Like an embarrassed or jilted lover, Microsoft masks the memory of the Google encounter with a giant white rectangle in Bing maps.

Though it is quite obvious given the massive camera rig that sticks out.

Google however, proudly shows off the Bing car in all its glory:

The brief interlude from July 2014 was spotted in a recent Tumblr post, which also reveals the missing part of the photo.

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0
Michael Morehead 2018-01-02
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A group of scientists recently developed an AI model which uses Google Street View photographs to determine startlingly accurate social insights about a geographic area.

By looking at the cars we drive, the researchers’ deep learning network can determine a community’s racial, political, and economic makeup.

This method involves creating a “gold standard” set of images, checked by humans, which are used to teach a computer how to classify new images on its own.

In this case the machine was taught to look for vehicles and separate images of cars and trucks into 2,657 fine-grained categories.

The research resulted in the classification of more than 22 million individual vehicles.

The results were used to find the racial makeup, political tendencies, and other census-style demographics of individual areas by zip-code or precinct.

collect
0
Henry Booker 2016-11-10

Street View has always been a useful Google tool, letting you spy on holiday destinations, historical landmarks, and your own driveway from the comfort of a web-connected computer.

What it lacks is a way to take a seamless ride through a Street View-powered world, but now there s a site that can stitch together images directly from your route.

Google Maps Streetview Player by Brian Folts asks you for an origin and destination and then you re off on your way through Street View between those two points.

Bring down the advanced options and you can choose the frames-per-second knock it down if your browser s struggling and your mode of transportation: driving, cycling, transit or walking.

It s not the most perfect plug-in you ve ever seen it doesn t auto-complete place names, for example but it sure beats manually clicking through on Street View in Google Maps if you want to take a virtual journey.

As an added bonus you can export your movie as a GIF.

collect
0
Elizabeth Tinnin 2016-07-25
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Technology is changing the way we connect with our family and friends, so it only makes sense that it would also change how we remember them — something Google Street View is facilitating in surprising new ways.

In recent years, more and more users of Street View have been harnessing the power of the service's time shift feature, which allows you to move backward and forward in time to sometimes catch loved ones as they were captured by Google's Street View cameras.

Google's street mapping tool offers images of a wide range of locations dating all the way back to 2007.

When compared to a photograph of the same address from more current Street View scans, the contrasting images offer a surprisingly stirring bit of nostalgia only possible in our new digital context.

Yes, the faces are, as a rule, blurred, and you'll usually only find someone you know if you know exactly where to look.

But equipped with the right address and a sharp eye for detail, Street View turns into a kind of "god view" of the world, exposing moments in time you wouldn't have otherwise seen.

collect
0
Jose Rhoades 2017-10-03
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If you live in an area that the Google Street View Car hasn't gotten to yet, the tech giant wants your help.

In an effort to improve Street View coverage in hard-to-reach areas, Google is enlisting the aid of individuals and organizations alike via a new initiative.

Called the "Street View Ready" program, the initiative aims to give citizens the power to capture and submit their own high quality Street View images -- whether they're walking, biking, driving or even horseback riding -- by allowing them to purchase and use certain approved third-party cameras.

The first (and so far the only) Google-approved camera comes from Chinese camera manufacturer Insta360, called the Insta360 Pro.

With 360-degree 8K "ultra HD" capture technology and an upcoming 5FPS recording mode, the Pro seems perfectly suited to the high-detail imagery Street View is known for.

However, with a $3,500 asking price the Pro will be well out of the reach of many prospective Street View mappers.

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Annie Kelley 2017-07-21
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Google launched the Street View program in select cities around the United States in 2007.

The initiative has since gone global to help us swiftly navigate our highways and byways, and even map pollution.

If you enjoy this list you might also like our rundown of the best Pinterest fails and worst car modifications.

Although there are myriad approaches to parenting, keeping the baby in your general vicinity is normally a solid rule of thumb.

Perhaps the baby had already gained the trust of his tribe and had merely opted to follow through on that impulse Gucci baby stretch denim purchase.

Not a good day for this man

collect
0
Walter Winkel 2017-09-06
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It’s been over a decade since Google’s Street View cars arrived on our roads, and in that time they have become almost as famous as the company itself, appearing in TV shows such as The Simpsons (as Oogle Street View Crew).

But the vehicles’ technology hasn’t moved with the times; it’s been eight years since the cameras have undergone a major upgrade.

Now, Google has revealed they’re finally getting an all-new design.

As reported by Wired, the new camera rig still appears on a car’s roof, but the ball is now smaller and comes with seven cameras instead of the previous 15.

There are also two cameras for taking still HD images.

The updated hardware means the cameras will be able to capture much clearer images than before, which helps Google’s image recognition algorithms.

collect
0
Harvey Ayers 2017-10-02

If you’ve dreamed about driving the Google Maps Street View car, now you can take the DIY route.

Chinese camera maker Insta360 announced today that the Pro — its $3,500 camera that shoots 8K, 360-degree imagery — is the first to be certified by Google as part of the “Street View Ready” program announced back in May.

Basically, this is Google giving you the thumbs-up that this camera meets the specifications, quality, and accuracy necessary for capturing Street View scenery on your own terms (and dime).

Google established the Street View Ready program with four certification distinctions — mobile, auto (as in automotive), VR, and workflow.

Insta360’s Pro camera is rated for auto, meaning that, should you fix one of these cameras to the top of your car, any joy ride you capture can then be uploaded to Street View using a combination of the Street View app and Insta360’s Pro Stitcher desktop app.

After a few weeks sof processing, it could show up on Street View in the standalone app, Google Maps, or Google Earth, and would be attributed to you.

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Gaston Alexander 2016-09-01
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We ve all had bad days at work, but most of us can just soldier through and move on.

Unfortunately for Joshua Justice, Google Street View will never let him forget one particularly terrible shift.

Two months ago, Justice was working at Houston s Flying Saucer Draught Emporium when he spilled half a cleaning keg on his pants.

From there, it only got worse.

Went outside to stand in the sun ... as a Google maps car drove by, wrote Justice on Facebook at time.

Look for me on Street View soon.

collect
0
Troy Jones 2017-09-05
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Google has changed up the camera tech used in its roving fleet of Street View vehicles – the cars you sometimes see driving around with a spherical contraption atop their roofs.

Wired reports that Google Street View cameras are getting an upgrade for the first time in eight years, which will mean clearer images in the consumer-facing Street View product, as well as better color rendering – but the camera upgrade is more important to Google as a way to help improve its mapping info.

The refined Street View hardware captures HD images from all sides, and can provide raw data to feed image recognition algorithms, potentially offering key data for maps and business information including place names, opening hours, methods of payment accepted and more – all of which is often displayed prominently in shop windows.

Google currently rewards users for crowdsourcing this kind of information, but Street View cameras are tireless and never require incentives to contribute.

Google’s machine learning and AI investment means it can do a lot with higher resolution imaging data from its Street View camera cars, its engineers tell Wired.

And better image quality, leading to better, more accurate and up-to-date business data, leads to better results for advertiser’s using Google platforms, which their core business in the end.

collect
0
Dennis Masters 2017-09-06
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Google has upgraded the cameras for its mapping service for the first time in eight years, with the new kit capturing sharper imagery with more detail as of August.

According to a profile in Wired, the new cameras are so sharp they might be able to see a store's opening hours from a sign.

And they're feeding all that granular data back to Google's machine learning algorithms.

As per usual, the new cameras will sit atop Google-branded cars capturing information about the world.

They capture still HD images on either side of the car.

Better imagery should mean the service becomes more useful.

collect
0
Ryan Pak 2017-09-06
img

A decade and 80 billion photos since the launch of Google’s Street View program, the company is now revamping its mapping vehicles with all-new camera systems and AI to capture even better imagery of pretty much every publicly accessible space on the planet.

An obvious benefit of the new system, which includes eight new cameras and was rolled out last month, is prettier pictures in Street View with sharper details and more vibrant colors.

But Maps vice president Jen Fitzpatrick told Wired that it’ll also help improve indexing and thereby enable Google to answer harder queries that its users throw at the search engine, like, “What’s the name of the pink store next to the church on the corner?”

Improved AI can also help with things like correctly appending addresses to businesses’ listings in Maps.

Soon, the system will also be able to glean more information like opening hours.

And eventually, Street View could help Waymo – the self-driving vehicle tech firm spun off from Google – boost its navigation capabilities.

collect
0
Dennis Russell 2021-11-25
Online marketing trends get more innovative by the day, and the latest buzz in town is around 360 Degree Virtual Reality for Local Businesses! With this unique form of complete video experience, audience engagement is much higher, with viewers watching the video for 44% longer. 360-degree panoramic images and Google Street View Virtual tours have helped many small businesses to grow their in-store traffic exponentially. Here’s how:Impact of 360 Views on Local SEO360 degree VR Impacts your local SEO standing in a meaningful manner. When you implement your 360 tours on Google Street View, local search engines can point to your business very quickly, and this will help customers to locate your business and find you easily.
tara rubena 2019-10-28
img

Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides interactive panoramas from positions along many streets in the world.

It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide.How can I see my house on Google Street View?Open street viewUsing Google Chrome on your computer, open Google Earth.Click a place, or search for a location.Zoom in to see the area in more detail.On the bottom right of the screen, click Pegman .Click a highlighted area.

The circles or areas colored blue can be seen in Street View.

Eric Whitefield 2017-12-19
img

There’s something beautiful about two ships that pass in the night, but what about two street-mapping cars?

As it turns out, when two Google Street View and Bing cars pass each other, only one (in this case Google) will admit to it publicly.

Like an embarrassed or jilted lover, Microsoft masks the memory of the Google encounter with a giant white rectangle in Bing maps.

Though it is quite obvious given the massive camera rig that sticks out.

Google however, proudly shows off the Bing car in all its glory:

The brief interlude from July 2014 was spotted in a recent Tumblr post, which also reveals the missing part of the photo.

Henry Booker 2016-11-10

Street View has always been a useful Google tool, letting you spy on holiday destinations, historical landmarks, and your own driveway from the comfort of a web-connected computer.

What it lacks is a way to take a seamless ride through a Street View-powered world, but now there s a site that can stitch together images directly from your route.

Google Maps Streetview Player by Brian Folts asks you for an origin and destination and then you re off on your way through Street View between those two points.

Bring down the advanced options and you can choose the frames-per-second knock it down if your browser s struggling and your mode of transportation: driving, cycling, transit or walking.

It s not the most perfect plug-in you ve ever seen it doesn t auto-complete place names, for example but it sure beats manually clicking through on Street View in Google Maps if you want to take a virtual journey.

As an added bonus you can export your movie as a GIF.

Jose Rhoades 2017-10-03
img

If you live in an area that the Google Street View Car hasn't gotten to yet, the tech giant wants your help.

In an effort to improve Street View coverage in hard-to-reach areas, Google is enlisting the aid of individuals and organizations alike via a new initiative.

Called the "Street View Ready" program, the initiative aims to give citizens the power to capture and submit their own high quality Street View images -- whether they're walking, biking, driving or even horseback riding -- by allowing them to purchase and use certain approved third-party cameras.

The first (and so far the only) Google-approved camera comes from Chinese camera manufacturer Insta360, called the Insta360 Pro.

With 360-degree 8K "ultra HD" capture technology and an upcoming 5FPS recording mode, the Pro seems perfectly suited to the high-detail imagery Street View is known for.

However, with a $3,500 asking price the Pro will be well out of the reach of many prospective Street View mappers.

Walter Winkel 2017-09-06
img

It’s been over a decade since Google’s Street View cars arrived on our roads, and in that time they have become almost as famous as the company itself, appearing in TV shows such as The Simpsons (as Oogle Street View Crew).

But the vehicles’ technology hasn’t moved with the times; it’s been eight years since the cameras have undergone a major upgrade.

Now, Google has revealed they’re finally getting an all-new design.

As reported by Wired, the new camera rig still appears on a car’s roof, but the ball is now smaller and comes with seven cameras instead of the previous 15.

There are also two cameras for taking still HD images.

The updated hardware means the cameras will be able to capture much clearer images than before, which helps Google’s image recognition algorithms.

Gaston Alexander 2016-09-01
img

We ve all had bad days at work, but most of us can just soldier through and move on.

Unfortunately for Joshua Justice, Google Street View will never let him forget one particularly terrible shift.

Two months ago, Justice was working at Houston s Flying Saucer Draught Emporium when he spilled half a cleaning keg on his pants.

From there, it only got worse.

Went outside to stand in the sun ... as a Google maps car drove by, wrote Justice on Facebook at time.

Look for me on Street View soon.

Dennis Masters 2017-09-06
img

Google has upgraded the cameras for its mapping service for the first time in eight years, with the new kit capturing sharper imagery with more detail as of August.

According to a profile in Wired, the new cameras are so sharp they might be able to see a store's opening hours from a sign.

And they're feeding all that granular data back to Google's machine learning algorithms.

As per usual, the new cameras will sit atop Google-branded cars capturing information about the world.

They capture still HD images on either side of the car.

Better imagery should mean the service becomes more useful.

Dennis Russell 2021-11-25
You can help it along by publishing on Google Street View, which automatically connects to the Google+ business page. Add some pictures and testimonials to your business page, and you have instant advertising! Facebook now allows 360-degree pictures and street view tours to be embedded on the business page. You can publicize your content on various social media channels, like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and so on, and increase online visibility. com or call us at +1-(888)-863-4445 today to see how you can make 360 Degree Virtual Tours happen!
Kristie Hernandez 2016-11-10

Street View has always been a useful Google tool, letting you spy on holiday destinations, historical landmarks, and your own driveway from the comfort of a web-connected computer.

What it lacks is a way to take a seamless ride through a Street View-powered world, but now there s a site that can stitch together images directly from your route.

Google Maps Streetview Player by Brian Folts asks you for an origin and destination and then you re off on your way through Street View between those two points.

Bring down the advanced options and you can choose the frames-per-second knock it down if your browser s struggling and your mode of transportation: driving, cycling, transit or walking.

It s not the most perfect plug-in you ve ever seen it doesn t auto-complete place names, for example but it sure beats manually clicking through on Street View in Google Maps if you want to take a virtual journey.

As an added bonus you can export your movie as a GIF.

Michael Morehead 2018-01-02
img

A group of scientists recently developed an AI model which uses Google Street View photographs to determine startlingly accurate social insights about a geographic area.

By looking at the cars we drive, the researchers’ deep learning network can determine a community’s racial, political, and economic makeup.

This method involves creating a “gold standard” set of images, checked by humans, which are used to teach a computer how to classify new images on its own.

In this case the machine was taught to look for vehicles and separate images of cars and trucks into 2,657 fine-grained categories.

The research resulted in the classification of more than 22 million individual vehicles.

The results were used to find the racial makeup, political tendencies, and other census-style demographics of individual areas by zip-code or precinct.

Elizabeth Tinnin 2016-07-25
img

Technology is changing the way we connect with our family and friends, so it only makes sense that it would also change how we remember them — something Google Street View is facilitating in surprising new ways.

In recent years, more and more users of Street View have been harnessing the power of the service's time shift feature, which allows you to move backward and forward in time to sometimes catch loved ones as they were captured by Google's Street View cameras.

Google's street mapping tool offers images of a wide range of locations dating all the way back to 2007.

When compared to a photograph of the same address from more current Street View scans, the contrasting images offer a surprisingly stirring bit of nostalgia only possible in our new digital context.

Yes, the faces are, as a rule, blurred, and you'll usually only find someone you know if you know exactly where to look.

But equipped with the right address and a sharp eye for detail, Street View turns into a kind of "god view" of the world, exposing moments in time you wouldn't have otherwise seen.

Annie Kelley 2017-07-21
img

Google launched the Street View program in select cities around the United States in 2007.

The initiative has since gone global to help us swiftly navigate our highways and byways, and even map pollution.

If you enjoy this list you might also like our rundown of the best Pinterest fails and worst car modifications.

Although there are myriad approaches to parenting, keeping the baby in your general vicinity is normally a solid rule of thumb.

Perhaps the baby had already gained the trust of his tribe and had merely opted to follow through on that impulse Gucci baby stretch denim purchase.

Not a good day for this man

Harvey Ayers 2017-10-02

If you’ve dreamed about driving the Google Maps Street View car, now you can take the DIY route.

Chinese camera maker Insta360 announced today that the Pro — its $3,500 camera that shoots 8K, 360-degree imagery — is the first to be certified by Google as part of the “Street View Ready” program announced back in May.

Basically, this is Google giving you the thumbs-up that this camera meets the specifications, quality, and accuracy necessary for capturing Street View scenery on your own terms (and dime).

Google established the Street View Ready program with four certification distinctions — mobile, auto (as in automotive), VR, and workflow.

Insta360’s Pro camera is rated for auto, meaning that, should you fix one of these cameras to the top of your car, any joy ride you capture can then be uploaded to Street View using a combination of the Street View app and Insta360’s Pro Stitcher desktop app.

After a few weeks sof processing, it could show up on Street View in the standalone app, Google Maps, or Google Earth, and would be attributed to you.

Troy Jones 2017-09-05
img

Google has changed up the camera tech used in its roving fleet of Street View vehicles – the cars you sometimes see driving around with a spherical contraption atop their roofs.

Wired reports that Google Street View cameras are getting an upgrade for the first time in eight years, which will mean clearer images in the consumer-facing Street View product, as well as better color rendering – but the camera upgrade is more important to Google as a way to help improve its mapping info.

The refined Street View hardware captures HD images from all sides, and can provide raw data to feed image recognition algorithms, potentially offering key data for maps and business information including place names, opening hours, methods of payment accepted and more – all of which is often displayed prominently in shop windows.

Google currently rewards users for crowdsourcing this kind of information, but Street View cameras are tireless and never require incentives to contribute.

Google’s machine learning and AI investment means it can do a lot with higher resolution imaging data from its Street View camera cars, its engineers tell Wired.

And better image quality, leading to better, more accurate and up-to-date business data, leads to better results for advertiser’s using Google platforms, which their core business in the end.

Ryan Pak 2017-09-06
img

A decade and 80 billion photos since the launch of Google’s Street View program, the company is now revamping its mapping vehicles with all-new camera systems and AI to capture even better imagery of pretty much every publicly accessible space on the planet.

An obvious benefit of the new system, which includes eight new cameras and was rolled out last month, is prettier pictures in Street View with sharper details and more vibrant colors.

But Maps vice president Jen Fitzpatrick told Wired that it’ll also help improve indexing and thereby enable Google to answer harder queries that its users throw at the search engine, like, “What’s the name of the pink store next to the church on the corner?”

Improved AI can also help with things like correctly appending addresses to businesses’ listings in Maps.

Soon, the system will also be able to glean more information like opening hours.

And eventually, Street View could help Waymo – the self-driving vehicle tech firm spun off from Google – boost its navigation capabilities.