What’s a Street View Virtual Tour?

A Google Street View Virtual Tour is a simulation of a location, composed of a sequence of images. The ability of moving from one image to another should give a real feel of movement within the photographed space.

Once we realise the virtual tour of your business, Google will keep the photos on his servers and process the decided connections between pictures.

There is no entry point in the virtual tour, all the pictures are available on Street view, thus, the visibility online is highly increased.

Accessing the virtual tour is easy, you can click on the “Street View & 360 Photos” in the picture section of the business, or just click on the blue dots in the map:

Accessing a virtual tour

A published virtual tour can, obviously, be embedded in the company’s website:

Image quality?

Unless environemntal conditions don’t allow us, we prefer using HDRI. Fortunately for indoors virtual tours this is almost always possible. So, what’s a HDR image?

High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI) is a technique used in photographic imaging and films, and in ray-traced computer-generated imaging, to reproduce a greater range of luminosity than what is possible with standard digital imaging or photographic techniques.

Coming back to human language, it means that we take multiple exposure shots (in the same spot) and merge them into a single one with the best quality in terms of highlights and shadows.

Merged result