David Hall
13:39 10/28/2016

Anyone else tried the new feature (local guide 5 or trusted photographer?) for connecting photos in Google Street View?

I think it is an amazing improvement and exactly what I had imagined when taking the pictures in the first place. Now I want to do more since I can properly visualize the layout.

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Mase Hacker
Thats something they need to fix. Did you post it in the maps forum.
David Hall
Just have to link them first, then place them in the proper locations. There is no layer option, it is just direction. So direct them up stairs and from there. In my first post, 13,2,5,1,4 are all upstairs. As you can see 4 hanging out near 20, but not conected. The problem however is that the web browser seems to still be connecting regardless of manual connection.
Mart Gombert
Great post David, I was looking for that feature but couldn't find that. How about multiple floors, and tips how to do this with the new feature?
Jonny Sparrow
Omg that's soooo much better. Going to satellite view helps too
Richard Deakin
It is showing my photos are all over the place lol
Jonny Sparrow
Excellent had not spotted that. Was having little joy with the arrow system. Going to play around a bit now. Thanks
Richard Deakin
I am trusted photographer but can't find that? Where is it in the app?
David Hall
Odd, I've only looked at my recently connected pictures with the app and the arrows were lined up nicely. However, if viewing the same set of photos on a website it is offering connections to pictures in any area. Now I can virtually leap through walls. The above screen shot shows the "tour" I made. You can view the pictures here and see they align with the others as well. https://goo.gl/maps/aKv9nhj4JaN2
Mase Hacker
I had to drag them out far to make sure they were linked then place them back ontop of each other.
Ian Foster
Thank you
David Hall
The app, when you select a set of photos, there is another option you connect.
Ian Foster
Didn't realise this new workflow existed. Is this from the street view app or Google maps html ?
Mase Hacker
I did a few small places and couldn't get it to zoom in on my s7 very far the bubles all overlaped
David Hall
I was able to zoom in pretty far. The screenshot was an edit of one that I dumped all in the exact same point. I then spread them all out and lined up and appropriate.
Mase Hacker
the only thing I with is had was the ability to zoom in when placing the numbered markers. Google wants one picture every 3 ft but when you try to place the circles they don't overlap very well.

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