Shader Toy + Google Map + Panoramic Explorer
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a. Street View is Awesome! We can go so many places!

Street View Coverage

But can we see more?

All Street View panoramas are spherical, but we can only see a small part of the image. This is what the panoramas look like in their raw form:

Raw Equirectangular Panorama

OK. This looks cool, but is slightly confusing. We can't look at the whole image at once.

b. What is stereographic projection?

  1. Möbius Transformations Revealed
  2. Wikipedia Entry
  3. Flickr Pool

c. Interesting Places:

  1. Shibuya
  2. Heliopolis
  3. Construction in Hong Kong
  4. Admiralty, Hong Kong
  5. LA 110 Freeway
  6. SF Chinatown
  7. NYC Zuccotti Park
  8. Arashiyama, Kyoto
  9. Taipei 101
  10. Minamisanriku
  11. Akihabara
  12. Daibutsu, Nara
  13. Leake St, London
  14. Setenil de las Bodegas

d. We can edit the shader, too!

  1. Trippy by @flight404
  2. Heat Distortion by @notlion
  3. Faux Tilt-Shift by @voorbeeld
  4. Wulff Net by @notlion
  5. Fear & Loathing by @theowatson
  6. Random Shuffle by @notlion
  7. Abstract Random Shuffle by @notlion

e. Related Projects

  1. Cr24 (reflection mapped isosurface)