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Tailor-made Usage of the Google Maps API for Creating Interactive Virtual Tours

Posting 360° panoramas to Google Maps not only allows for a broad audience, but with the help of the Maps API the imagery can also be used within your own projects.

For their endeavour ZUGSPITZE 360° Phil & David Schmidt documented a hike atop the summit of the Zugspitze. For a fast and reliable hosting of the almost 1,000 panoramas they chose Google’s infrastructure as hosting platform. Using the Maps API they built a tailor-made website in which one can experience every meter of the trail and also get further information.

In their talk the brothers will highlight how they built the logic behind the project and give insights how to overcome hurdles using the service.

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Phil Schmidt Zugspitze 360

Coming from the web industry, Phil always had a strong interest in the field of panorama photography. With the evolution of both equipment and software in the last years he developed a passion for 360° panoramas and loves to combine portraits of unique spots with state-of-the-art web technologies.

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