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Apply: Street View camera loan program
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‎12-01-2016 06:40 PM
‎12-01-2016 06:40 PM

Laura Weyl climbs Keep Ridge in Maine, USALaura Weyl climbs Keep Ridge in Maine, USA

Interested in 360 cameras? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Next-generation 360 cameras can create (and update) Street View in a snap, offering an easy way to contribute 360 imagery to Google Maps. Interested in testing a 360 camera and discovering how you can create your own Street View 360 images? Read on!

 

At the Street View Summit in May, we announced an expansion of the Street View camera loan program to include 360 cameras. We debuted this program in the Netherlands and now have cameras available to loan in Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

 

Apply to borrow a Street View camera, and tell us a bit about any projects you have in mind. When applying, please be sure to select the option to tell us that you participate in the Local Guides program and we will fast-track your application. We are not able to fill all requests, but if you are selected, you will be able to retain the camera for 45 days, with the possibility of an extension.

 

Stay tuned - we are working hard to expand eligibility to additional countries in the future.

 

Thanks for your continued contributions to Google Maps and your passion for 360 imagery!

KC Green bikes the Gas Line Rd in California, USAKC Green bikes the Gas Line Rd in California, USA

121 Comments
AdamZ Level 5
Level 5

Hi @CorrieD, this loan program looks great! Is there any way we can see the status of an existing application?

PaulP Level 5
Level 5

Creating and adding 360 imagery to maps is great fun I encourage everyone to have a go. The biggest challenge is keeping yourself out of the images because that camera sees everything!

Md ShafiulB Level 5
Level 5

@CorrieD Obviously This is a Great or abmirable Idea for Update Street view On maps.

If This Program is available in our country Bangladesh it will more Help for us... 

Bcoz here 360 camera is nnot available...  

If u want to buy 360 camera need to order abroad.... / Buy online which iis so expensive for us..

 

 

LucioV Level 5
Level 5

Tried so many times .... will try again :)

youк Level 5
Level 5

Why not available for India @CorrieD

Bisri HK Level 3
Level 3

@CorrieD when this program available in Indonesian?

MuhammadS Level 5
Level 5

@CorrieD can Indonesian borrow 360° from Google Street View ? And when this program in Indonesia 

FantomI Level 5
Level 5

I completed the application about three weeks ago and I didn't read and now I see it's not even able in my country, but there was my country if I want to select. Is there any chance for me to get the camera?

Jacek NK Level 5
Level 5

Great idea!

 

Regards,

Jacek

ikhsanulm Level 3
Level 3

hebat

KayT Level 4
Level 4

That's a great thing . My country is not supported but it looks great .

Abdullah AlM Level 5
Level 5

Hi @CorrieD

 

It sounds good, but i am unlucky because i am not living those countries you are giving loan.

 

Do you have any plan in Bangladesh?

 

MadanK Level 5
Level 5

@CorrieD Hope to get in Nepal too..

 

 

SuleimanA Level 5
Level 5

Great idea!


CorrieD wrote:

Laura Weyl climbs Keep Ridge in Maine, USALaura Weyl climbs Keep Ridge in Maine, USA

Interested in 360 cameras? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Next-generation 360 cameras can create (and update) Street View in a snap, offering an easy way to contribute 360 imagery to Google Maps. Interested in testing a 360 camera and discovering how you can create your own Street View 360 images? Read on!

 

At the Street View Summit in May, we announced an expansion of the Street View camera loan program to include 360 cameras. We debuted this program in the Netherlands and now have cameras available to loan in Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

 

Apply to borrow a Street View camera, and tell us a bit about any projects you have in mind. When applying, please be sure to select the option to tell us that you participate in the Local Guides program and we will fast-track your application. We are not able to fill all requests, but if you are selected, you will be able to retain the camera for 45 days, with the possibility of an extension.

 

Stay tuned - we are working hard to expand eligibility to additional countries in the future.

 

Thanks for your continued contributions to Google Maps and your passion for 360 imagery!

KC Green bikes the Gas Line Rd in California, USAKC Green bikes the Gas Line Rd in California, USA


 

SovonB Level 5
Level 5

@CorrieD Please Bring this offer to India. I love 360 photos but the lack of a Gyroscope in my current phone is stopping me. This would be great if I got one 360 camera for few days!

NatalieP Googler
Googler

Hello-

We are working to expand in additional countries and will definitely keep everyone up-to-date when there is news to share. Thanks so much for the interest!

 

 

KinC Level 5
Level 5

Wish it'll be available in Canada soon!

FantomI Level 5
Level 5

The loan program last for 45 days. Since the day the camera arrive you will have 45 days to use it. After 45 days you will have to send it back. If you don't do that you will have big problem.

MattJ Level 5
Level 5

applied :)  would be interesting to document some ancient stone circles that you have to walk to in our locale.

WaweruM Level 5
Level 5

You should introduce this program in kenya

MitchellR Level 2
Level 2

I hope this promotion comes to Canada! I would love to help showcase Toronto and maybe other parts of Ontario :)

IranN Level 5
Level 5

Great and amazing program,

This is even so far in my mind that this program contains Iran but I have even no chance to fill the form because there is not "Iran" in the drop-down list of the countries, like many other countries lists allover the web ;( 

N/A

Hi, @CorrieD

Very nice program! I have a 360 camera, Ricoh Theta SC. It is good.

Which maker of 360 camera can I borrow in this program?
I've just posted the streetview tour in Photography.
Thanks.

AhadinF Level 5
Level 5

Hi! Looks great, i very interested if ready on Indonesia.

ŘíñâfR Level 4
Level 4

 I woukd like to apply a camera but this opportunity not given to Sri Lankan Local Guides. I think we will get this opportunity as soon as possible.

RayA Level 4
Level 4

 it's truly astonishing, hope it'll be available soon in Indonesia.

Excelente idea... Lo tienen disponible en Baja California,México  ?

 

Saludos 

 

MuhammadT Level 5
Level 5

 I am level 5 local guide from Pakistan, and I have planed visit to Qatar and Oman in my comming vocations so for these three countries I need 360 cam loan, if you can, I have applied for it, thanks 

Pasko Level 3
Level 3

Please make Indonesia soon!

BRYANG Level 4
Level 4

Muy buena idea estaria disponible en Ecuador saludos a todos!

NgesaM Level 4
Level 4

This is great!

Sajol KumarD Level 5
Level 5

Fantustic news. @CorrieD thanks for sharing. I am really hopeful that it will be available in Bangladesh soon.

Like day by day LG service is being very famous in Bangladeh. So it will be a great opportunites to express the country.

:) :)

stoneT Level 3
Level 3

i m try to loan a cam ,but i m in 

HongKong.....


CorrieD wrote:

Laura Weyl climbs Keep Ridge in Maine, USALaura Weyl climbs Keep Ridge in Maine, USA

Interested in 360 cameras? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Next-generation 360 cameras can create (and update) Street View in a snap, offering an easy way to contribute 360 imagery to Google Maps. Interested in testing a 360 camera and discovering how you can create your own Street View 360 images? Read on!

 

At the Street View Summit in May, we announced an expansion of the Street View camera loan program to include 360 cameras. We debuted this program in the Netherlands and now have cameras available to loan in Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

 

Apply to borrow a Street View camera, and tell us a bit about any projects you have in mind. When applying, please be sure to select the option to tell us that you participate in the Local Guides program and we will fast-track your application. We are not able to fill all requests, but if you are selected, you will be able to retain the camera for 45 days, with the possibility of an extension.

 

Stay tuned - we are working hard to expand eligibility to additional countries in the future.

 

Thanks for your continued contributions to Google Maps and your passion for 360 imagery!

KC Green bikes the Gas Line Rd in California, USAKC Green bikes the Gas Line Rd in California, USA


 

NiiloA Level 5
Level 5

Sounds interesting - application sent! Hoping that my World Heritage home turf ups my chances a bit :)

JohnL Level 5
Level 5

I just submitted too! Excited to capture some great shots at Thomas Jefferson's home. :)

KoffiM Level 5
Level 5

I hope it will be available to Kenya one day

GonzaloP Level 2
Level 2

@CorrieD This project looks amazing!! I hope we can try to use this camera on the mountains of Barcelona (Catalonia).

TalbiR Level 5
Level 5

I'm from Tunisia and I have ordered this camera dozens of times but to no avail!

stoneT Level 3
Level 3

Go to apply it and go for dream !let the dream come true!!

MattJ Level 5
Level 5

Got approved! Looking forward to the camera arriving :)

NiiloA Level 5
Level 5

Way cool @MattJ ! How long time did it take for you, to get the positive response?

MattJ Level 5
Level 5

one day, amazingly. 

NiiloA Level 5
Level 5

Whoa @MattJ !

CharlesO Level 2
Level 2

When is this oppurtunity coming to Nigeria. I use a DSLR camera but would love to have one of those on the 360 cameras to up my game on the google map laction pictures in Nigeria.14264912_10208257647493740_1416680318832771445_n.jpg

YesidB Level 4
Level 4

Do you have any plan in Mexico City?

MichaelR Level 5
Level 5

@CorrieD This program seems like a cool idea. Do you plan on getting these cameras also to Germany? 

PeterO Level 5
Level 5

I have got mail:

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Congratulations!  Your application for the Street View camera loan program has been accepted.  Based on your application, we believe a 360 camera will be a great fit for your needs!  The camera kit you have qualified for includes a Samsung Gear 360. All phones, if they have the specified OS, are compatible with the Samsung Gear 360, when using the Street View app.

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With a 45 day count down I almost hope it doesn't arrive too quickly, lots of preparation work to be done.

PatricioC Level 3
Level 3

I can't hold myself up for this, and accordingly with the mail that  @PeterO uploaded I believe that my phone won't be a problem (Grand Prime). All I want is that it be soon available in Chile

sivajiv Level 5
Level 5

I have applied by filling the form for this program month back but no responce from google and I am from India...

Hi, Local guides,

 

This is a big step for the optimization and improvement of Google Maps. I'm extremely happy to meet and accept this new challenge from Google.

Further this initiative will enable many people to gain practical experience and to decide on an investment in this type of equipment in the future.

 

Thank you, uncle Google :)

Best regards,