How to Upload Custom Google Street View Images

The Observation Deck (Immerse Scene)

The "Observation Deck" scene in the Immerse Platform is a unique scene allowing the instructor to take students to a large platform that hovers in the middle of a 360° Image. The purpose of this scene is limited because it does not allow the same interactions with the space that all other scenes offer. However, this scene allows the teacher to choose "place" that the students are in, because they can choose the images to project around the class.


The Observation Deck scene has a number of saved "location photos" to choose from. Additionally, you can now upload and save any custom images of your choosing from the vast selection of global images in Google Street View. Follow these instructions to find and upload your images into the Observation Deck.

Find an Image

(Option 1): Search for a Point of Interest

  1. Navigate to Google Maps

    1. Open your web browser and search: ""

  2. Search a Point of Interest

  3. Find and select a 360 Image

  4. Copy the Web URL of this image to your clipboard


(Option 2): Find and drop into any location

  1. Navigate to Google Maps

  2. Move the map to the desired location and click+hold to pickup the "human" icon on the bottom right

  3. Drag and drop the "human" onto a blue part of the map to select your location

  4. Copy the Web URL to your clipboard


Upload the Image to Immerse

Now that you have selected and copied your custom image, you must upload and save it to the Observation Deck scene. Start by navigating to the Observation Deck scene in Immerse.

  1. Open the Location Selector in the Observation Deck

  2. Click on "Save New" inside the "Custom" Tab

  3. Paste your copied URL, add a title, and click save.

  4. The Custom Location is now saved on your desktop application.


Custom Images that you upload can be accessed by anyone using your Institutions "Access Key".

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