The very cool panoramic photo site 360Cities.net now has their own layer found under the Gallery layer folder. The new 360Cities layer contains placemarks to nearly 10,000 full 360 degree panoramas which are viewable inside Google Earth. Here’s what 360Cities’ Jeffrey Martin has to say about being included as a Google Earth layer:
“This ranks at the top of 360cities’ achievements to date. It brings our beautiful content to a whole new audience and it serves as a great showcase for VR photography, which is starting to get the attention it deserves. It’s a real honor.”
In a recent post, GEB not only shared with you details on what is available from 360Cities, but also produced this video which shows you what the new layer looks like:
Congratulations to 360Cities! I highly recommend you check out the layer for some really unique photography.
There are also two other layers available in Google Earth with very high resolution immersive panoramas: Gigapxl and Gigapan both also found under the Gallery layer. Read more about Gigapxl here.
About Frank Taylor
Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.
Hello friends. First of all, thanks a lot for Google Earth. I really enjoy this program. Some years ago I was able to open Google Earth, click on any 360Cities panorama icon around the globe and it will open inside Google Earth, which is very nice and practical. But recently I found that I can’t open the panoramas in GE anymore. When I click the icon and click in the middle of the preview picture nothing happens. When I click the “open in browser” link it will take me to 360Cities website and the panoramas will work fine. But not directly in GE. My system and my GE version are up to date. I tried re-installing GE but the problem persists. Could you please help me? Thanks.