Google Debuts ‘Views’ for Adding 360-Degree Photos to Google Maps
The images, which Google calls “photo spheres” are plotted on Maps and geotagged. Normal photos show just a single viewpoint while photo spheres welcome others to freely look up, down, and all around to explore the entire scene. Photo spheres can be created with the camera on an Android phone running version 4.2 (Jelly Bean) or higher and you can also use your own DSLR camera.
To learn how you can create your own photo sphere images, click here.