Google announces Views hub to showcase Photo Spheres and panoramas in Google Maps

Google are launching a new community site called Views that makes it easy for people to publicly share their photos of places by contributing photo spheres to Google Maps (photo spheres are 360º panoramas that can be easily be created with your Android phone).

Photo spheres can be created with the camera in Android 4.2 or higher, including most Nexus devices and the new Nexus 7 tablet. The video below shows you how to get started. You can also share panoramas you’ve created with your DSLR camera.

Creating photo spheres: