Make your own Google Street View scene, giant camera not required

Google's Street View has let us virtually explore the heights of the Eiffel Tower, the depths of the Large Hadron Collider and the world's train stations, but there are places on the globe that remain hidden from Mountain View's all-seeing camera. That's where you can come in, if you so choose, thanks to a new feature that lets you create your very own Street View experience, no Trekker needed. You'll need to capture several Photo Spheres of your trail using either an Android phone or DSLR and then upload them to Views, a special Google Maps section designed for images of such scale. From there, simply connect them on a map, as seen in the graphic above. Now visitors to Google Maps can select your virtual tour and see the place through your eyes. Aside from just capturing places that Google's Street View camera can't go, this also lets folks document varying weather conditions or cultural events at a specific location, which is something that Google currently can't do. So if you feel like contributing a little piece of your point-of-view to Google Maps, go ahead and click on the source to get started.