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Google Street View Basic Workflow

To upload a tour to Google Street View from Pano2VR pro, just open the Google Street View Panel and connect your Google account. You’ll then have access to all your images and tours. Here’s the basic workflow for uploading a small tour to Google Street View.

  1. Add an image or if using pro, multiple images/tour to your project.

  2. Level the images, if needed.
    ✭ If the image has leveling data, Pano2VR will use this to level the image.

  3. Check location accuracy.
    Sometimes, the recorded GPS might be a little off. You can use the Tour Map to fix locations by just dragging the pin in the map.

  4. Check that North is set.
    In User Data, if North is set to 0º, most likely North has not been set. Setting North can be done a few ways:

    • Hold down the N key while spinning the panorama in the Viewer. You can use the Tour Map to help with the orientation.

    • Use the Pick Landmark method.

  5. Add Patches.

    • Fix the Nadir.

    • Add a Blurring patch to blur out faces and license plates.

    • Add a Blur Cover patch for quick hiding of the tripod.

    • To add the same patch across all tour nodes, add a patch in the Master Node.

  6. Connect the panoramas.
    Just like setting North, you have a few ways to choose from to connect the nodes:

    • Use Auto Place by dragging a panorama from the Tour Browser to the top right corner of the Viewer. Drop on either Auto Place or Auto Place Both Ways which connects the images to one another.

    • Use the Tour Map. In the Tour Browser, select the node you want to link from. Then in the Tour Map, click the marker that represents the panorama you want to link to, a small info window will pop up - click the link button there. You’ll then see arrows showing the connection.

    • Use the Automatic Linking option, Closest Node, to quickly connect all the nodes.

    When you’re done connecting all the nodes, you can hold down the Alt [win] or Option [macos] key and click the hotspots to move through the tour.

  7. Open the Google Street View panel.

  8. Connect your Google account using the Grant Access button.

    GSV Grant Access

  9. Add a Place to the nodes.

    • Click the Add Place button and then choose or type the place.

    Add Place

  10. Upload the project using the Upload Project button.


Viewing the Tour

Once the project is uploaded, you’ll see the images, but it may take a while for the connections to be made. In the meantime, you can check your images using the Street View Browser.

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