Google has added a new feature its Maps service that lets users to construct their own Street View map of a location, through by means of Android photo sphere or a DSLR. Spheres, captured using Android phones or digital SLR cameras, could be uploaded by users from all over the world, letting them share a Google Street View-like view of a particular point of interest. Unfortunately, only a small handful of devices have the ability to take photo sphere pictures.
All you need to do is to capture a number of spheres using your Android phone or camera, and then assemble them all using the tools on Views. Google Maps & Photo Sphere, Product Manager Evan Rapoport said on the blog: ‘We are excited to see the different types of Street View experiences that everyone will contribute. It opens up a new tool for photographers to showcase diversity in a specific location — by times of day, weather conditions or cultural events — in a way that Street View currently doesn’t cover’
Once you have created your own Street View maps, using your photos, you can then share them with a website or any application using the Google Maps API.