With the introduction of Street View in 2007, and later Business View and Views – Google Maps has provided us with a wealth of panoramic content at our fingertips to use in applications or as platforms for our products. Travel, tourism, hospitality or municipality websites could potentially access and display thousands of immersive images directly related to their cities and local businesses. Web developers can create unique and immersive content for clients.
Panoramic imagery will soon become the norm of how businesses present themselves to potential and existing customers. With this in mind, Google wants to help all small, medium size and large business get their business online with 360 degree virtual tours.
Google Maps Business View allows businesses to enhance their presence across Google with a premium quality, 360 degree virtual tour powered by Street View technology.
In this talk, Soufi Esmaeilzadeh will describe the program, explain how panoramic photographers can become certified Google partners authorized to sell Business View to local businesses in their area, and share case studies of how existing photographers in the program have built successful businesses using the platform.
2014 saw a big step forward in the world of virtual tour creation with the release of Panotour Pro 2.0 from Kolor. HTML5 has become a standard feature, with virtual tours compatible with any modern device (smartphones, tablets, computers).
The goal of this new version is to offer more features, more customization while keeping the application easy to use, without the need of programming.
The Livepano plugin offers a new experience within the virtual tours, by displaying video zones above the 360° photographic content.
Continue reading “Kolor Virtual Tour Solutions: 2014 Diary – Present & Future” »
Panoramic photographer Tom Mills will talk about his new venture into shopping virtual tours with Avenue Imperial.
Continue reading “Evolve 2D e-commerce into virtual online-stores” »
Kazutaka Uchida, CTO of Kadinche, Japan, will explain the PanoPlaza platform and how it is used in different key applications.
Kadinche is operating a cloud based panorama virtual shop hosting and authoring tool called PanoPlaza. PanoPlaza is mainly used by shops, retails, and car dealers in Japan & USA. We would like to share how the latest panorama virtual shops look like with features such as design template, keyword search, and news ticker.
Continue reading “PanoPlaza: Panoramas for Shops, Facilities, & Mountains” »
We’ve already learned about his great and ambitious panoramic projects with aerial panoramas for city development during the Iceland conference last year. Now Roelof introduces a completely new approach.
During the past two years Roelof de Vries has been developing the visual component of various wildlife conservation projects. Through panoramic and aerial photography he has been able to visualize conservation work in a more contemporary manner.
Continue reading “Extending Your View – Leaving the Traditional Paths of Panoramas” »
A workshop by Kirk Membry.
We were all beginners at one time and made many mistakes. I would like to decrease the learning curve by sharing my experiences both good and bad, and how I overcame beginner mistakes and improved the quality of my panoramics.
Kirk will show a series of good/bad panoramic images and explain what techniques he did right/wrong in each example.