360 Images


Hey gang, 360 images, panoramic or otherwise are just the start of a new means of visual communication.

I like to use the example of when everyone looked to the future of virtual reality years ago and at the time the future was all about Holography. Holographic images, created by lasers would “project” 360 images to create that other worldly space where you could cross into an unreal reality.

Now it seems reality is the space and images simply capture and allow the viewer to be immersed within the image by means of the device, whether it was a computer or a set of Oculus Goggles.

One such result is now a blend of video and 360 images combined. Take a look at the video / post below for more of what I am talking here. Note the “Streetview” arrows dirived from the addition of 360 stills.

“Take your sense of adventure vertical. #GoogleMaps dangles you right alongside the world’s best rock climbers, Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and Lynn Hill, on a breathtaking trek up Yosemite’s El Capitan”. #YosemiteStreetView g.co/treks

Posted by Google Maps on Wednesday, June 24, 2015