Google introduces Street View ready, a new standard for sharing our visits and moments in the form of an interactive Street View experience.
Google has announced new certification standards, call Street View ready, through which we can share our point of view with one of the 20 new cameras, which will be available in the coming months. The objective is that anyone can share, for example, a visit to a place or an activity on a site, in a simple way and obtaining high quality results, which will become a interactive Street View experience. To perform this task, we will only need a certified camera and the Street View app.
Each camera will fulfill one of the 4 standards available, and the user will have the option to choose the one that best fits the results he intends to achieve:
- Street View mobile ready: 360 Cameras that can publish directly from the Street View mobile app, without requiring previous work on a desktop computer.
- Street View auto ready: 360 cameras adapted and with the highest precision for vehicles.
- Street View vr ready: 360 cameras or systems that collect geometry information, in addition to 360º images.
- Street View workflow ready: Tools to publish to a Street View account. In some cases they can come standard with a camera.
The software Matterport and your camera will be compatible with Street View VR ready certification, which will allow you to publish our captures directly in Street View, which will also appear in searches and Google Maps, giving greater visibility for companies who want to show how their business is and what customers can expect. Street View supports 2.5 D transitions, the type of geometry that Matterport generates. The new feature of uploading content to Street View will be available this summer.
Google will present Street View ready hardware and software at the Street View Summit that kicks off today in Tokyo, Japan. You can find more information, as well as the requirements of each standard in the following link.