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Google makes it easy to create your own VR tours

Tour Creator lets you produce them with 360-degree photos and Google Street View images.
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With Google Expeditions, you can take tours of ancient sites like Machu Picchu, visit attractions like the Burj Khalifa or even take a trip to the International Space Station and now Google is making it easier to create tours yourself. With a new platform called Tour Creator, anyone can now put together a VR tour of whatever they'd like using their own 360-degree photos and Google Street View images. "The tool is designed to let you produce professional-level VR content without a steep learning curve," says Google.

Once you've created your tour, you can then publish it to Google's 3D content library Poly. From there, anyone can check it out in their browser or with Google Cardboard and users can even embed the video into any website. Google says users will also be able to import their tours into Expeditions later this year.

Google is highlighting how Tour Creator can be used in classrooms -- and you can see how one school used it in the video above -- but anyone can use the tool. You can check it out here.

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