I had been thinking about it for months but I was only able to work on it for a couple of evening and WE, after the children were in bed.... As a result, DigitalUrban announced their panorama viewing concept in GoogleEarth before I was able to publish something "convincing". When you have a good idea, never postpone it :-)

So here is a preview of my own work just to maintain some sort of excitement. The general idea is to develop a small MacOSX application on which you drag and drop a equirectangular image of a panorama, then set the position of the panorama and direction of the North, using Google maps and eventually exporting a KMZ file.

Here is a link to a sample of KML file then view of one produced sphere : and a very early preview of the interface to place and orient the sphere.

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