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Here you can find instruction videos how you can see our panoramas on Google earth and on the 360cities website.These are two of the biggest platforms for panoramas.

Google Street View goes off-roading

Google’s Street View trike is hitting the road throughout the U.S., and the company is seeking your input as to where it will go next.

In the past, Google Maps’ Street View has largely restricted your virtual trips to spots accessible by car. But the company’s trike, a 250-pound tricycle outfitted with GPS and a camera that looks like a submarine periscope, can virtually take you places you can’t drive–anywhere from a school campus to a theme park.

To help its cyclists go where no trike has gone before, Google needs your help in deciding where it should travel next.

The company is asking you to vote on the locations you’d most like to see from among six categories:

1. Parks & trails

2. University campuses

3. Theme parks & zoos

4. Pedestrian malls (i.e. outdoor shopping areas, boardwalks)

5. Landmarks

6. Sports venues (i.e. golf courses, racing tracks, stadium grounds)

You have until October 28 to cast your vote at Google will then pick a winner for each category and send its trike cyclists on their mission.

The trike was initially launched as a 20 percent project by Daniel Ratner, a senior mechanical engineer on Google’s Street View team.

“I began thinking about building a bicycle-based Street View system after realizing how many interesting places around the world–ranging from historic landmarks to beautiful trails to shopping districts–aren’t accessible by car,” said Ratner in a statement. “When I’m riding the trike, so many people come up to me and ask where it’s off to next or how they can get imagery of their favorite spot, so I can’t wait to see what our users come up with.”

Google already offered a similar vote in the U.K. in May. Now it’s the U.S.’s turn to pick its favorite virtual spots.

Google Street View goes off-roading | Digital Media – CNET News.

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