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these FAQ are frequent asked Questions to me / us

if you dnt see what your looking for 

1. Google it - .. be thoughtful of the words to match a search

2. try the world 360 groups 

Google Street View
Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides interactive panoramas from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide

How to

Birds Eye (survey the land) - > use DESKTOP drop view 
Jumping (quick moves)  - > Desktop click on blue line or dot to jump 
Walking (in Virtual Realty) - > mobile device rotate to any angle

below is basics for Desktop and mobile 
dnt forget to google search specific issues


Street View & Step Inside

sample images
1 Birds eye: Panel options
2 Birds eye: Globe view 
3 Birds eye: SI Drag n Drop 
4 Birds eye: Globe & SV combined
SV (Street View) option to Walk or Jump
6 If multi levels (floors in building

1 Birds eye: panel options

click top left corner to open the panel

Globe view is useful to get perspective of Elevation (provided 3D has been applied to that Country)

Elevation: to measure the elevation use 

Google Earth desktop or mobile
or 3rd party pushbike / walking apps such as map my ride or strava

Birds eye: Globe view 

3. Birds eye: SI Drag n Drop 

best view

4 Birds eye: Globe & SV combined

the ideal view to see all connected paths

5.  SV (Street View) option to Walk or Jump 
three ways to control SV movment  1 - 2 - 3 

6. If multi levels (floors in building)

to reposition icon, click escape key or click here for overhead view and drag n drop street view icon (see how

Vid tips

duration: 1.30min  external link
created 2018

note: 2019.08 not shown 

Panel options (on left)
selecting Globe view allows spherical rotation of map & elevation perspective (most countries)
see image samples this page added Aug 2019

to see the elevation try 
1. Google Earth desktop or mobile 
screen shots images in trails Perth

or free apps such as strava or map my ride 
trials South Perth - old Mill loop

created 12.9.2019 4 key sections "Fly, Jump Walk" 

Globe View

change from flat to 3D globe view 

1. Open panel top left corner 
2. select Globe
3. change default view to Satellite (click on small insert map) to change display style from default to satellite
4. 3D effect by hold shift and mouse left click move in any direction

Measurements in Globe view: they continue to show but may change position to allow for 3D effect
best view to create and measurement is default map 

Mobile app

FREE app IOS and Android 

major points
create 360 using without a 360 camera
explore 360 world

Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants and small businesses.

Create photo spheres to add your own Street View experiences. 
  1. Start with your phone’s camera or add a one shot spherical camera for easy 360º photography. 
  2. use the diy feature on the app to build a 360 using only the built in mobile device camera
  • Publish to Google Maps to share your photo spheres with the world.
  • note: you will need a gmail a/c and once you upload you can immerse yourself into the photo with google cardboard (see below)
Many viewing aspects 
  • Browse / explore the world 
  • Browse only your images in the world  (Profile) - move and zoom to location to see them in the map
  • Browse only your images not uploaded (private)

Help tips 

the easiest option is google search help from users which appears in text or video
below are basics 

Top left corner for help panel

Download app

Iphone: Get the app

There are several other apps search Street view in the apps store 

Android:  Get the app

Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants and small businesses with Google Street View.

Also create photo spheres to add your own Street View experiences. Start with your phone’s camera or add a one–shot spherical camera (like the Ricoh Theta S) for easy 360º photography. Then, you can publish to Google Maps to share your photo spheres with the world.

Content galleries:

• Browse — or be notified of — Google’s newest special collections

• Explore all of Street View (including contributions from others)

• Review your public profile of published photo spheres

• Manage your private photo spheres

• Immerse yourself in photo spheres with Cardboard mode

Creating and sharing photo spheres:

• Use your phone’s camera (no camera accessories required)

• Connect to a spherical camera to capture in one tap

• Share to Google Maps as immersive photo spheres

• Share privately as flat photos

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Measure Distance

Google search result for google maps measure distance

screen shot of results - use the link for latest info

best display to create is default view (road map)

right click on map, select measure click start and finish
move cursor along line from from stop start to add weigh points then drag to create path
joining the start and stop adds elements to the distance data displayed 

showing the map in globe view shows the measure in 3D which can be distorted (trial and error)

Video 30 tips

YouTube Video

Travel Passport

using your FREE google (gmail) a/c 

posting photos or reviews of google listed venues creates a Travel passport log

we created a dedicated gmail a/c for google SV photos WA tourism

from April 2019 to Sept 2019 total hits of 1,800,000

find hits on your photos = top left 

Travel log by photos

scroll down the photos stream, as you scroll the pins appear on the map

your photos are preserved in free cloud in full size which you can share or embed