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Cupix 3D tour for Google Street View

You can publish your 3D tour created in Cupix, to Google Street View in order to quickly reach a much wider audience. If you subscribe to a Studio Package, there will be no limit to the number of times you can publish to Google Street View.

Unlike other types of 360º virtual tour software designed for Google Street View, Cupix automatically aligns multiple panoramic photos. All the connections and orientations that have been set by Cupix, will be included when you submit your 3D virtual tour to Google Maps. The only thing you need to do is to adjust your 3D virtual tour to the right location with the correct scaling on the Google map. You can save time and effort by not having to place the individual 360º images manually. Just a few clicks will be enough to upload your 3D virtual tour to Google Maps. You can refer to this video tutorial on how to export your 3D tour to Google Street View.

Check out this Cupix 3D virtual tour and compare it with the exported result to Google Street View.

Note: Private properties(residential real estate) cannot be published to Google Street View. You can publish the following venues; offices, hotels, resorts, landmarks, museums, retail stores, restaurants, multi-house complexes, nightly rentals, and other commercial properties.

My 3D virtual tour doesn’t look the same or doesn’t appear in Google Street View. What should I do?

After you submit your Cupix 3D virtual tour to Google Street View, they will reprocess all of the panorama photos in your 3D virtual tour with their own photo aligning algorithm. This means that Google may not consider all of the connection and orientation information from your 360 photos that compose your Cupix 3D virtual tour, and the published results may look strange when your tour is published for the first time. In most cases, the issue of your 3D virtual tour not appearing the same on Google Maps will be fixed within a couple of days by Google. If the problem persists, please contact Google for further assistance.

My 3D virtual tour failed to be published. What should I do?

ACheck if the title of your 3D virtual tour contains any special characters such as an apostrophe, or other unsupported unicode character. Retry to publish it and if you still are experiencing the same issue, please leave us a ticket.

Will 3D virtual objects, face blur, and nadir photo be applied to Google Street View?

The nadir photo and face blur will be applied to Google Street View. Other features such as 3D virtual objects, entry photos, highlights, floor plans and color adjustments are not supported in Google Maps.

What if I delete or change my 3D virtual tour in the Cupix App?

Even if you delete or change your 3D virtual tour after you publish it on Google Street View, It will remain intact on Google Street View. If you want to delete your 3D tour from Google Street View, follow the steps below.

  1. Open Google Maps. On the top left, click Menu.
  2. Click Your contributions. Find the photo you'd like to delete.
  3. Click Delete this photo. Delete every photo in your 3D virtual tour.

If you want to change your 3D virtual tour, edit it in the Cupix app first, then publish it again to Google Street View. Note that only face blur and nadir photo will be applied to your 3D virtual tour on Google Maps.

How to become a Google Trusted Photographer?

Cupix provides a Google Street View ready tool which enables you to create 3D virtual tours and publish them to Google Maps easily, and helps you qualify as a Google Trusted Photographer. However, the Google Trusted Photographers are operated by Google, and Cupix has no authority in controlling its membership.

For a Google Trusted Photographer certification to be acquired, there must be at least 50 images uploaded to the Google server. For more details regarding Google’s image guidelines, please refer to the Image Acceptance and Privacy page from Google Street View. Google will inform you when you’ve been verified.

NoteThe Google Street View export feature is available for a 30-days free trial and in the Studio Package.

How much does it cost to export my 3D virtual tour to Google Street View?

There’s no extra cost for Street View publishing if you subscribe to a Studio Package which is $24 per month, per workspace. The Studio Package includes the ability to edit photos (color adjustment and area blur), auto face blur, brand & social media customization, camera animations, adding 3D objects such as 3D text, and photo frames.

Can I publish residential property to Google Street View?

No, you cannot publish residential property except for nightly rentals. Publishing 3D virtual tours such as the interior of private residences, publicly inaccessible locations, or no photos zones, violates Google’s privacy policy. Breaking Google’s terms of service could result in your Google account being banned from Google Street View, and Cupix cannot take any action in order to get your tour reinstated on Google Street View. Keep in mind that Cupix has no control over your published 3D virtual tours, and you are responsible for any consequences it may bring. Also, make sure to notify your team members and collaborators who have the write permission on your 3D tours that they should not try to publish private properties to Google Street View.

Can I set the start point and highlights within the Street View tour?

No, these are not supported on Google Maps. Even though you set them in the Cupix app, they will not appear on Google Street View. However, you can display your 3D virtual tours in the way you desire by sharing them through social media, or embedding them on your website.

How can I publish a multi-level 3D virtual tour to Google Street View?

We do not currently support publishing the multi-level 3D virtual tours to Google Maps. There have been many requests for this and we are working on it. We'll inform you when it's available.

Where on Google can I view my 3D virtual tour?

Your 3D virtual tour will be visible on Google Maps, Google Earth, and the Google Street View app.

Is there a limit on the number of Google Street Views I can publish?

No, there is no limit on the number of Google Street View published as long as you subscribe to a Studio Package. However, if you are a 30-days free trial user, you are limited to only making 3 new 3D virtual tours.

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