Photo Sphere

Up, down, and all around. Immersive 360° panoramas.

Creating a photo sphere is easy

The photo sphere camera mode on your Android* phone makes it easy to capture a series of photos and automatically turn them into a seamless 360º experience. You can also turn your DSLR camera panoramas into photo spheres.

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Add to Google Maps and share your world

Add your photo spheres to Google Maps so people can see your favorite places from around the world or around the block. You can help a local business by adding a photo sphere to its Google+ Local page.

Share from Android

From the photo gallery on your Android device*, tap Share and then tap Google Maps to upload your 360º geotagged photo sphere.

Create your own Street View

Create your own Street View and publish it on Google Maps or your own website for the world to see. Using the “Connect” feature in our Views community, you can easily build 360º virtual tours of the places you love.

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Bloggers, Developers, & Photographers

Your Website or Blog

You can embed the photo sphere viewer onto your own website or blog.

Your Android App

Android APIs that make it easy to include photo spheres in your app.

Using Your Own Camera

Spherical panoramas from your DSLR camera can be turned into photo spheres, which adds metadata into your image.

One-Click 360º Cameras

The easiest way to capture lots of photo spheres to create your own Street View is with a Photo Sphere compatible one-click 360º camera, such as the RICOH THETA.

Want to learn more?

There are many resources to help you get the most out of photo sphere.

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*Android 4.2