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Works at Google Certified Teacher, ADE, FCP Cert. Trainer, and former high school video teacher in Visalia,CA
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Lots of news from the Google Maps team today!
 
Among Google’s imagery products, we strive to balance what makes sense for you, the pro or enthusiast photographer, with the needs of consumers. Achieving this balance can be a challenge, especially when publishing tools are managed under separate products. So we wanted to share our plans to help streamline our pro photographer tools with the established Street View brand. Here’s a summary of what’s to come in mid-August:

New Street View app
For the first time, in one new app, your profile and photo spheres will be presented alongside those from Google and other contributors, creating a unified Street View gallery designed to bring more visibility to you and your work. On iOS, the Street View app will replace Photo Sphere Camera with both iOS and Android versions of the new app supporting our photo sphere camera mode. Most notably though, the apps are capable of linking to spherical cameras, including two at launch: the NCTech iris360 and the Giroptic 360cam. The iris360 delivers 8K, HDR images to the app, ready to be published in 120 seconds, while the 360cam focuses on accessibility with fast shots and a take–it–anywhere design.

Street View | Trusted
In addition to the upcoming app, we're also preparing a set of changes to our sister platform, Google Maps Business View. In mid–August, this certified photographer program will be rebranded as “Street View | Trusted.” It will remain focused on supporting pro photographers who publish photo spheres to Google Maps, but at that time — and in direct response to your feedback — the program will shed many of its stringent requirements in favor of far more accommodating policies. In short, enrollment will be easier, publishing requirements will be simpler, and we’ll improve publishing and editing reliability. High quality imagery will remain a key requirement and distinction for those in the program.

Google Maps
Your Views profile will have a new look and feel, and be transferred over to Google Maps when Views goes offline in mid–August. At that time, we’ll enable photo sphere uploads directly from the Google Maps website. And later in the year, Google Maps will re-introduce the lost support for creating connections between photo spheres (“constellations”) with a new, more automated solution.

All of your existing, Maps-approved photos, photo spheres and constellations will continue to be visible — and deletable — through the Google Maps website. All images from your Views profile, including those that have not been approved for Google Maps, will continue to be hosted on Google+. And when publishing via Google+, geotagged images with the appropriate permissions will also continue to appear in Google Maps and Google Earth.

We hope that this unified product landscape will provide even more benefits for the photography community, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we prepare to take the next step in spherical photography. 
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If you are busy today and don't have enough time to get things done, don't go here: https://youtube10.withgoogle.com/

Promise yourself that you won't do it.
Relive some of YouTube's best loved videos from the last decade with a game that tests your pop-culture knowledge. #HappyBirthdayYouTube
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Very cool addition!  Does this mean that Cardboard viewing isn't far behind?

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Art in 3D on the Google Cultural Institute
From today, you can admire hundreds of multi-dimensional objects on the Google Cultural Institute website, from animal skulls to oriental sculptures: http://goo.gl/1p93XR
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We've had lots of inquiries about it and we can finally announce that the 2015 EdTechTeam Melbourne Summit will be back during the September/October school holidays.  Just wrapping up the exact dates. 

Registration is coming soon.  Hope to see you there!
www.gafesummit.com
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oooo .... wonderful news!! Any idea where yet?? (I'm not really being impatient or anything!!)
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Excited to announce the 2015 +EdTechTeam Melbourne Summit will be back during the September/October school holidays.  Just wrapping up the dates.  

Registration is coming soon.  Hope to see you there!

#gafesummit  #aussieed #gegmelb #edtechteam
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8 Super Handy Things I Just Learned About Google Photos http://techcrunch.com/gallery/8-super-handy-things-i-just-learned-about-google-photos/ 
Google just launched a free, unlimited photo storage service. They're calling it — wait for it — Google Photos. I met with Google shortly after the..
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Since you don't have any time today, you can watch Google's I/O in 2 minutes thanks to +Mashable.  Lots of cools stuff! 
http://mashable.com/2015/05/28/google-io-2015-in-2-minutes/
Google kicked off its annual I/O developer conference kicked on Thursday and showed off a lot of updates coming to Android.
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Google Photos - you heard it here first +Jim Sill​! 
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I've been waiting of this!
 
The official Google Cardboard app is now available on iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/app/id987962261 #io2015
Cardboard puts virtual reality on your iPhone. The Google Cardboard app helps you set up a Cardboard viewer and includes a few experiences to get you started: Explorer: explore exciting environments Exhibit:view 3D objects from a museum collection Urban Hike: take a hike through iconic cities around the world Kaleidoscope: enjoy a fun stereoscopic take on the old classic To fully enjoy this app you'll need a Cardboard viewer. Learn more and get y...
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So good!  "Knowledge does not equal understanding"
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Looking forward to being at this one!
 
Announcing the #LasVegas   #gafesummit  this August! 
Join us for this two-day event and pre-summit workshops 8/13 - 8/14 at the East Career & Technical Academy.
To take advantage of early bird prices and group rates, visit nv.gafesummit.com/east. #edtechteam  
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Google Certified Teacher, ADE, FCP Cert. Trainer, and former high school video teacher in Visalia,CA
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After almost a decade in the video and television industry, I hung up my producer hat and embarked on a career in education. Using industry experience, I created an award winning video production program at El Diamante High School in Visalia, CA. 

Today, I am Google Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I lead professional development workshops across the globe on Google’s collaborative tools, social media, and video production.

II work with a group of incredible educators called EdTechTeam.  We run the EdTechTeam Global Summits Featuring Google in Education.  Check out our next summit at www.gafesummit.com.


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