Create your own Street View on Google Maps with the Ricoh Theta
It's now easier than ever to create your own Street View on +Google Maps
thanks to our new partnership with Ricoh for the "Ricoh Theta" one-click 360 camera.Suggested Workflow - #protip
This sounds like a lot of steps, but it's easy. I'm just verbose :)
0) Pick your favorite location, a hiking trail, local park, bike path, etc.
1) Install the Ricoh Theta app for Android or iOS
2) Ensure your phone's GPS is on
3) Connect the app to your Ricoh Theta via wifi
4) Attach your Theta to a monopod
5) Hold the monopod over your head so it's about 6-8 feet off the ground and properly oriented straight up.
6) Do a test shot w/ the app's remote shutter (adjust exposure if necessary)
7) Turn off "Postview" (so images don't transfer each time you capture)
8) Repeat step 5 putting your Theta over your head
9) Walk along the path you chose, pressing the app's remote shutter every ~10 feet or so. Slow down when you press the button to reduce motion blur (especially in lower light).
10) Transfer all the images to your Mac / PC
11) Use the Ricoh Theta software to automatically add our #photosphere
metadata into the images and prepare them for Google Maps
12) Upload all the images to Google Drive or a private folder in Google+
13) Go to Views (http://www.google.com/maps/views
14) Import all the images using the blue camera icon
15) After a few moments, go to your profile page (or the map version of it) and select all the images
16) Click "Connect" and then organize all your panoramas, making sure their compass / heading orientation is correct
17) Publish it and tell me about it so we can feature your collection in our user stories in the future. Have fun!!!My Street View in Lanai, Hawaii made with Ricoh Thetahttps://www.google.com/maps/views/explore?gl=us&uid=117971837164857644538&vm=3&ll=20.738222,-156.894373&z=16Learn more about Ricoh Theta apps here:https://theta360.com/en/google/Learn more about creating your own Street Viewhttp://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2013/12/create-your-own-street-view.html #ricohtheta #photosphere #panorama #streetview