You Can Now Embed Street View, Photo Sphere Imagery On Your Site

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Google announced that you can now embed Street View or PhotoSphere imagery on your website.

This is thanks to a new Maps Embed API.

The API was actually released a few months ago, enabling developers to generate HTML snippets that embed Google Maps within their sites. They've just added the ability to embed Street View and Photo Sphere imagery. The embeds utilize the same viewer technology as Street View on the new(ish) Google Maps.

Product manager Ken Hoetmer says:

Embedding a Street View or Photo Sphere works similarly to the Street View Service in Google Maps JavaScript API v3 - specify a lat/lng or panorama ID to pick your location, plus heading and pitch to determine direction of the scene and angle of the camera.

Lastly, since this feature is part of the Google Maps Embed API, embedded Street View panoramas are also free of usage limits. So go forth and embed!

More on the API here.

Image via Twitter

Chris Crum
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