To secure the same quality standards that Google offers to its users through Street View, Trusted Photographers are the only certified specialists with the rights to access Google's tools and work on producing such images. They are trained to take high quality photos of building interiors, accommodating for common challenges such as low lighting and [...]
Google Trusted Photographers are not allowed to upload imagery of: Some legal establishments such as police/military facilities, detention centers and jails. Some medical centers such as mental health clinics, abortion clinics, trauma centers, rehabilitation centers, and addiction treatment centers. Vacant real estate units like houses, apartments, shops (hotels, model houses and other publicly rented facilities [...]
In most cases, a photo shoot will take about an hour, but this varies depending on the size of your business and if there are people present or no. You also need to know that our photographer will take 15 to 20 minutes explaining to you few details and signing with you the contract before he [...]
You are welcome to clean and tidy things up prior to the photo shoot, but remember that the aim of the photographs is to show customers what they would expect to see if they visited your business on a normal day.
Photo shoots will include the main customer-facing areas of your business. You can work with the photographer to determine what areas of your businesses you would like to highlight, or even exclude from the shoot. The goal of the photographs is to show customers what they would expect to see if they visited your business [...]
We strongly recommend scheduling a photo shoot at times you have almost no one inside your business. This will allow us to take sharper photos since we are obliged to blur faces of any person present. It will also be more convenient to your business workflow and allow us to work faster. If your business [...]
Google may use these images in other products and services in new ways that will make your business information more useful and accessible to users. For example, further integration with Google Maps will allow customers to find these images easily from the 360-degree Street View imagery of nearby roads for many locations.
Because of the technology takes individual unstitched and unreviewed images that need considerable processing after they are uploaded by the photographer, to produce the attractive ‘walk- through’ experience, you will not be able to review the images before they are uploaded to Google.
Similar to Street View imagery policy, the “Report a Problem” tool enables any user to request further blurring of images that feature him in the 360-degree imagery. Users can also request the removal of images that display inappropriate content, and business owners can ask us to remove 360-degree images taken by photographers through the “Report a [...]
Yes, we encourage you to share the walk-through experience of your business with your customers. To embed the 360-degree panoramas on your website, simply find the HTML snippet from a good point of view of the panoramic imagery on Google Maps, click on the “Link” button , click “customize and preview embedded map,” and then [...]