Welcome to interactive 360 virtual Tours for Business
My Matterport 3D scan and Google Street View (GSV)
Is the experience the same as I am used to with Matterport?
No. Google Street View is a 360˚ pano-to-pano experience. Your GSV tours will not include a Dollhouse View or the fully immersive 3D transitions found in a Matterport Space. Matterport Spaces are not ‘embedded’ within Google’s maps and search interfaces. Instead, we export your data into a format compatible with Google Street View.
Is this the same as the “See Inside” experience on Google Maps?
Essentially, yes. “See Inside” was the name of an older Google program that differentiated interior tours and car-based captures. Now the entire program is called Street View, even if the location is inside a building.
Where on Google is my content published?
Your content will be visible on Google Maps, Google Earth and the Google Street View app. Each application will show your 360º images (also called connected panoramas or a tour) in different ways.
Can I control which 360 images appear in a place’s listing on Google? When you publish to GSV from Matterport, all visible 3D Scans are included. 360˚ Views will not be included.Google algorithms determine the specific order that still photos, 360˚ panoramas, and other photos appear in search. Matterport and you cannot determine this order.
Will faces or license plates be blurred automatically? Currently, no. Content that is published through the Street View API does not go through the same face or license plate blurring algorithms as Google Street View on roads.
Will my content connect with other Google Street View imagery, such as navigation from a street into a property? Google’s algorithms determine whether your content is connected to other walkthrough content such as a view from the middle of a street. To maximise the possibility of your content being connected, we will place your 3D Space as accurately as possible on top of the Google Maps minimap.
Can I explore my content in Virtual Reality? If you use the Google Street View app for your iPhone or Android phone, you can press the VR icon to experience your content in virtual reality. You will then insert your device into your headset and explore. This type of VR experience will show the same 360˚ panoramas (and connections between them) as you see in normal version of Google Street View for other non-Matterport content. The Matterport VR Space with optimised navigation is not currently published to Street View.
Is GSV publication limited to particular capture methods?
Any Matterport Space you can explore in 3D Showcase or embedded on a website can be published.
Can spaces with more than one floor be published? Yes. The floor levels are automatically determined based on your Matterport Space. The floor picker UI within Google Street View only appears when a viewer is standing at a spot where there are panos above or below them. Users may not realise there are multiple floors until they actually start exploring the tour.
Can you set the start position within the Street View tour?
No, this is not a feature of Google Street View. Users enter by clicking on an individual pano (blue dot in Google Maps and Google Earth) which indicates there is imagery there.
Will Mattertag™ Posts and Highlight Reels be visible in Google Street View?
No, these are not currently supported in Google Street View. Your Matterport Space shared through social media or embed on your website show these features.
Does this include 360º Views (unaligned panoramas)?
Currently not. We can only publish scans captured in “3D Scan” mode in the Capture app because they are aligned/linked together.
Can I use the Dollhouse View to explore and navigate?
No, Google Street View is designed as a series of connected 360º images. Currently there is no notion of 3D geometry or a Dollhouse View within a Google Street View tour.
If my Space from Matterport is deleted, does it also delete from Google Street View?
No. You would need request to unpublish from GSV before deleting the Space.
We hope this information has been helpful, if you have any other questions please use the Contact page