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IVRPA: Google Street View Update1889

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Charles Armstrong
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Google Street View

2010 joined IVRPA (TourWrist)

1. 360º photography space is growing rapidly
2. new ways to capture content and enjoy content
3. new, immersive viewing capabilities

All come back to mobile. (Mobile first company)

Transparency and insight into Google Street View
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"When initially searching for places, consumer use mapping products 44 percent of the times."

"On average, 41 percent of these place search result in an on-site visit."

"18 percent search and end-up" using a mobile mapping product.

What about the 4 out of 5 times that they are not ending up someplace that they searched for.

Photos give us that great sense of confidence.

How much do 360º versus photos versus no photos matter?

Google tested.

Listing with photos and a virtual tour are twice as likely to generate interest.
Google Study: http://goo.gl/U2vXjX

"More heads in beds"
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In relation to this, we registered to become a Google Trusted photographer but they said they weren't admitting anyone at this time.

Let me know if he addresses this and why.
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C/NET Headline:

Street View Your Life: These are the 360º degree cameras coming for 2106

Street View is a proper noun now and being used as a verb.

DSLR is still the gold standard, but even IVRPA Members are using point and shoot 360º spherical cameras such as Ricoh Theta.

Key Announcements made a year ago at IVRPA Prague:

1. Google Street View for Android and iOS app (new version released monthly)

2.
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A portfolio of apps reaching many millions of users

Rapid growth in contributing

100 percent in the past three months.

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40 million impressions in the first 18 months by 2 360º spherical photography Pros.

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When the Street View app was launched.

900 percent: now at 215M views when the Street View app was launched.
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Google Maps and Street Views

An opportunity to reach billions of people.

Later this week (25 May 2016), the Google Maps App will get a new Gallery.

Images will be displayed in 360º spherical form.

The 360º photos are obviously interactive..
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Tursted Program Simplifications

50 percent Year-Over-Year growth in shoots

You can shoot anywhere that you are legally allowed.

Things get published immediately and curated shortly thereafter.

360 Camera Partners with Google Street View

1. LG 360 cam
2. NCTech iris 360
3. Samsung Gear 360
4. Ricoh Theta S
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Shoot 1-3 meters spacing and Google will automatically link.

You can manually link or let Google link.

(Depending on your perspective, this is amazing. This is empowering anyone, anywhere with a 360 spherical camera to publish to Google and have them automatically link.)

Auto-connectivity or Manual connectivity.

Denser photos enable auto-connecting.

Get familiar with Google Street View and Mobile.

Goal: not use a desktop editor

"Denser photos enable next-gen ..."
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The new Google Map uploader

Add a photos to Google Maps.

google.com/maps - your contributions

Summary of things that you have contributed.

Update your contribution.

Important feature.

You can add your images to Google Drive and then post via Google Drive.

The Street View App enables you to publish from Google Drive (360 cameras / by the end of this month, will work with DSLR images.)

Place associate. All from your mobile device.
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Feature Notifications

1. Inside Bruce Wayne's mansion
2. UGC featured
3. IVRPA Street View Challenge

Google.com/streetview

Redesigned browsers.

New Collections.

Street View Challenge and publish your images. Your content will be pushed

IVRPA Quebec City street View Challenge ... content will be pushed out to Members that have opted in for content.

Dan
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How to add the necessary XMP meta-data to images.

Photoshop or PTGui Pro

1. File Into
2. Import this file (overwrite, clear, merge in new data)
3. Where is this XMP file (Luc will send it to IVRPA Members)

Viewers of 360 photos will recognize that the image is 360.
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Google Street View Summit 2016
Amsterdam (Next Week)

IVRPA 2017 and Google Street View Summit 2017 will be in the same location.
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Tursted Program Simplifications

50 percent Year-Over-Year growth in shoots

You can shoot anywhere that you are legally allowed.

Things get published immediately and curated shortly thereafter.

360 Camera Partners with Google Street View

1. LG 360 cam
2. NCTech iris 360
3. Samsung Gear 360
4. Ricoh Theta S


Thanks for the info, Dan! Will all four work with their Google Trusted Photographer program? I thought originally it was just the NCTech Iris 360 and it seems to be the highest end of the four cameras. I ordered one to complement my Matterport camera because I haven't been able to convince business owners to get Matterport scans but they were much more willing to pay for getting scans of their businesses on Google.
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@RandyAggie are you already a Google Trusted Photographer? I am looking to do the same as a compliment to the Matterport
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@RandyAggie are you already a Google Trusted Photographer? I am looking to do the same as a compliment to the Matterport


I'm not. I signed up for it, but haven't been able to get it to work with my Sony a6000, so I ponied up for the NCTech. I think I have 150 days from when I signed up to get my photos uploaded and approved. No idea if they grant extensions.
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I signed up a while back and they sent a message saying they are not accepting any new photographers. When did you sign up?
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Google Trusted Photographer program now supports these four cameras:

1. LG 360 cam
2. NCTech iris 360
3. Samsung Gear 360
4. Ricoh Theta S

Plus, I spoke with the head of the program at IVRPA and he let me know that Google will continue to add cameras to program that seamlessly integrate to the Google platform.

Best,

Dan
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