Google Street View ©

With WebOffice 10.9 SP1 it is possible to integrate the Google Street View © widget showing panoramic views from positions along streets. The Google Street View © widget is implemented as a custom tool in WebOffice 10.9 SP1 based on a Script API.

 

Note: WebOffice 10.9 SP1 offers the technical possibilities of using Google Street View © within the application, but the license terms (terms of use) have to be fulfilled to use the integration of the Google Street View © service legally. If this is not the case a break of the license exists. VertiGIS does not take over any responsibility concerning the legal use of the Google Street View © Terms. More details of the terms of use of Google Street View you can find within the following link https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html.

 

By clicking on the Google Street View © button the Google Street View © widget opens, in which no picture is embedded for now. When clicking on a location in the main map display, for which a picture is available, the widget opens this picture. Furthermore, a symbol (manikin) is shown in the main map display, which presents the position of the picture. In addition, a cone of view shows the viewing direction and the field of vision.

 

Google Street View widget with symbol and cone of view in the main map display

Google Street View widget with symbol and cone of view in the main map display

 

In the Google Street View © widget navigation is done as follows:

 

Changing the position

In the current picture there are arrows shown for jumping to the next/previous picture (in case several panoramic views are next to each other). It is also possible to change the position by clicking on another location in the main map display.

 

Navigation elements for jumping to the next/previous picture

Navigation elements for jumping to the next/previous picture

 

Changing the viewing direction

 

The viewing direction can be changed by using the navigation element rotate view. It is also possible to rotate the view by pressing and holding the left mouse button in the widget and shifting the mouse.

 

Changing the field of vision

For changing the field of vision a zoom in and a zoom out button are available. The same action can also be executed by using the mouse wheel. The cone of view in the main map display automatically adapts to the field of vision in the panoramic view.

 

Changing the field of vision in the Google Street View widget and the cone of view in the main map display

Changing the field of vision in the Google Street View widget and the cone of view in the main map display

 

Note: See chapter Configure a Google Street View © widget for details about the configuration of a Google Street View widget in WebOffice author.

Note: Please consider that the Google Street View © widget is only available within the WebOffice core client, if also the tool Search Coordinates is configured for the same project. For more details see chapter Search Coordinates.