Geolocate Comments in Panoramas: Street View in China by City 8 in China have a unique take on the use of panoramas to provide information about the city. Systems such as Google’s Street View provide a blanket coverage of the road system but in reality are little more than ‘eye candy’. City 8 on the other hand allows users to tag information inside the panorama – creating a simple yet effective way to geolocate comments and info on the urban environment.

The YouTube movie below provides an insight:

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Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. VirtualVisit - May 14, 2008

    That’s such a great feature! I’m truly impressed… and this only reinforce me in believing 360° imagery is the absolute future for everything: photo, video, maps… This is only the beginning 😉

  2. Anonymous - May 15, 2008

    I did a search and found something about It’s in English.

  3. Anonymous - June 24, 2008

    According to, an English Version of Beijing, the Olympic Host City, will be released in July. If you gonna go for the Olympic, it’s good for you to check it out before you leave!

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