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Create your own Street View imagery with new 360 cameras

May 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Spring is my favorite time of year. The flowers are blooming and my local farmers market begins to buzz with smiling faces and seasonal produce. On my recent trip, I took a bunch of pictures and was eager to invite my family who lives on the other side of the globe to wander through my local farmers market. Flipping through static photos doesn’t quite bring it to life—you really want others to feel what it was like to shop perfect produce in the sunshine.

Famers Market
Farmers Market - Mountain View, California

Today we're announcing a simple way to share your perspective, with a new "Street View ready" certification standard integrated with 20 new 360-degree cameras coming to market in 2017. Whether you’re sharing your experience at a local market or on your recent vacation, publishing high-quality, interactive imagery no longer requires significant time and effort—all you have to do is get one of the cameras, download the Street View app and start creating. You can walk, run, bike, drive—even ride a horse—while we do the heavy lifting of connecting each frame of your video into a traditional, interactive Street View experience.

The cameras, which will be released over the coming months, all meet one of four new “Street View ready” standards, giving you the flexibility to choose the best way to upload imagery based on your interests.

  • Street View mobile ready: 360 cameras that can publish Street View directly from a mobile app—without requiring a desktop workflow

  • Street View auto ready: 360 cameras tailored for vehicle-based collection with the highest accuracy

  • Street View vr ready: 360 cameras or systems that collect geometry in addition to generating sets of connected 360 photos

  • Street View workflow ready: Publishing tools (sometimes bundled with cameras) that can upload to Street View accounts

To learn more about each of our Street View ready standards, visit our developer website. In addition, many industry partners will be debuting their Street View ready hardware and desktop applications this week at our Street View Summit in Tokyo, Japan.
Street View Ready Partners
Cameras and publishing apps are being prepared for certification under any of our four new standards

These tools are for anyone. Whether you’re an avid traveler or a professional photographer enrolled in our Street View trusted photographer program, Street View ready will give you what you need to recreate a place or space and invite others in.


Create your own Street View imagery with new 360 cameras

May 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Spring is my favorite time of year. The flowers are blooming and my local farmers market begins to buzz with smiling faces and seasonal produce. On my recent trip, I took a bunch of pictures and was eager to invite my family who lives on the other side of the globe to wander through my local farmers market. Flipping through static photos doesn’t quite bring it to life—you really want others to feel what it was like to shop perfect produce in the sunshine.

Famers Market
Farmers Market - Mountain View, California

Today we're announcing a simple way to share your perspective, with a new "Street View ready" certification standard integrated with 20 new 360-degree cameras coming to market in 2017. Whether you’re sharing your experience at a local market or on your recent vacation, publishing high-quality, interactive imagery no longer requires significant time and effort—all you have to do is get one of the cameras, download the Street View app and start creating. You can walk, run, bike, drive—even ride a horse—while we do the heavy lifting of connecting each frame of your video into a traditional, interactive Street View experience.

The cameras, which will be released over the coming months, all meet one of four new “Street View ready” standards, giving you the flexibility to choose the best way to upload imagery based on your interests.

  • Street View mobile ready: 360 cameras that can publish Street View directly from a mobile app—without requiring a desktop workflow

  • Street View auto ready: 360 cameras tailored for vehicle-based collection with the highest accuracy

  • Street View vr ready: 360 cameras or systems that collect geometry in addition to generating sets of connected 360 photos

  • Street View workflow ready: Publishing tools (sometimes bundled with cameras) that can upload to Street View accounts

To learn more about each of our Street View ready standards, visit our developer website. In addition, many industry partners will be debuting their Street View ready hardware and desktop applications this week at our Street View Summit in Tokyo, Japan.
Street View Ready Partners
Cameras and publishing apps are being prepared for certification under any of our four new standards

These tools are for anyone. Whether you’re an avid traveler or a professional photographer enrolled in our Street View trusted photographer program, Street View ready will give you what you need to recreate a place or space and invite others in.


Waze now lets you record your own GPS audio

May 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo news navigation waze

One of the coolest things about using the Waze app for navigation is listening to all those wacky celebrity voices giving you driving instructions. Morgan Freeman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen Colbert, T-Pain, Kevin Hart, Neil Patrick Harris… Waze’s list of celebrity navigators is quite long. But one recommendation that would frequently pop up in the official […]

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What’s New in ArcGIS Maps for Power BI (May 2017)

May 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis bi esri location analytics

We continue to update Maps for Power BI on a nearly monthly update cycle, and this month we bring interactive drive times, a new tooltip field well, and localized support for many languages. Drive time areas When you want to … Continue reading


FME Server 2017: Fantastic Projects and Where to Find Them

May 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme backups best practice custom transformer fme cloud

The upcoming FME User Conference seems to me like hundreds of little projects all coming together to form one amazing event. While we put the finishing touches to it, I'm writing up a part of the FME Server Authoring training course on - ironically - Projects! Since Projects are new for 2017, I thought I'd both learn about it myself and write this post at the same time.

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Mapping Bristol

May 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps bristol cities uk web mapping

A wide-ranging article at Bristol 24/7 explores at the different ways that Bristol has been mapped throughout history. It begins with a look at Jeff Bishop’s 2016 book, Bristol Through Maps (Redcliffe), which includes 24 maps of the city from 1480 to today. Then it goes on to Bristol City Council’s Know Your Place, which layers historic maps … Continue reading "Mapping Bristol"


Developers to Leverage Esri’s Science of Where to Build Ground Breaking Apps in 24 Hours at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017

May 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcgis api for javascript arcgis developer arcgis developer community

Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, will join over 650 developers and thousands of startups, tech influencers, thought leaders and more at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Hackathon, May 13-14, and Conference, May 15-17, in New York City. If … Continue reading


ESA adds high-res Copernicus Sentinel data to Open Access warehouse

May 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  esa geo news open data remote sensing

The European Space Agency has been sharing images, videos and other contents with the scientific community, geospatial industry, media and the general public for over two decades now. But it was only earlier this year that the agency bolstered its commitment to openness by adopting an Open Access policy for its vast amount of content […]

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Esri User Conference Map How-to-a-palooza

May 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  2017 uc 2017 user conference arcgis online arcgis pro arcmap

At this year’s Esri User Conference, there will be a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants-crazy-thematic-mapping-demo-fest session wherein the esteemed Dr. Kenneth Field and I trade barbs, quips, and mapping secrets. We’ll pool together some maps that we’ve made and take turns flying through how … Continue reading


Inside Geo IoT: Intelligent geolocation of assets and people

May 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  bosch software innovations geo business geo iot internet of things location-based services

The ability to determine our location (outdoors) in a precise way is an integral part of our daily lives. We use it to navigate, to know how long it’s going to take for your Uber to arrive, to send our location, businesses use it to track their assets and countless other tasks that we do […]

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