Google has launched a new standalone app for Street View. Among other features, the app allows users to add their own 360-degree panoramas to Google Maps.
Street View, available to iPhone and Android users, has some interesting Canadian highlights. Google notes that you can “use the app to take a virtual dogsled ride in Iqaluit, or explore the view from atop the CN Tower.”
If you’re interested in contributing a Photosphere, access the app and tap the camera button to start creating an image. You’ll notice an orange dot in the middle that will assist you to create the 360-degree photo and the whole process should take about a minute. Once completed, you simply upload it to Google Maps.
So far, Canadians have uploaded several well known locations, including Ivvavik National Park in the Yukon, Jasper National Park, Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Ontario Science Centre, Calgary Zoo, CN Tower, Whistler Olympic Park and Massey Hall.