01-11-2019 12:07 PM - last edited on 01-11-2019 12:19 PM by AriMar
Millions of people look at Street View to find the places they want to go and discover more about the world around them. Street View is particularly important in places in the world that are changing rapidly. By documenting your adventures with 360 imagery, you're helping others just like you.
Here are some ways you can contribute to Street View.
1. Interval Mode
This is a great option to capture small sequences in open spaces or indoors.
What you’ll need: the latest version of the Street View app and a camera that uses the Street View App to publish.
If your camera is compatible with the Street View app, you can use Interval Mode to capture a series of 360 photos automatically, at a regular interval. These photos can then be automatically connected if the Geotag 360 photos feature is turned on in your settings on the Street View app. The photos published using this option will show up on your contributions page.
Contributors using Interval Mode may appear to have similar photos, depending on the landscape. That’s because a photo is taken approximately every 10 feet.
For more information, check out this guide to setting up and connecting 360 cameras.
2. Video Mode
By using this feature, you can take a 360 video with your camera and the Street View app will turn it into a series of connected Street View photos covering your route.
What you’ll need: the latest version of the Street View app for Android and a Ricoh Theta V camera. This functionality is currently only available for Level 6+ Local Guides and Street View Trusted Photographers.
Like in Interval Mode, photos published using this method might appear similar to one another. The Ricoh Theta V takes about five 360 photos per second.
For more information, check out this guide to using Video Mode with the Street View app.
3. Street View Ready Cameras
Cameras that have this distinction can create and publish 360 imagery directly on Google Maps through their own applications.
What you’ll need: a Street View Ready camera.
For more information, check out these tips for capturing 360 videos for Street View.
No matter which method you choose, your contributions may appear as a blue line on Google Maps helping others to navigate through Street View and get to know new places.
Happy 360 snapping!
Google Maps Street View trusted Team