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Getting Started with Google Tour Creator

Note - Tour Creator will be retired on June 30th 2021 - In the coming months, Google will provide you with instructions for how you can export the assets from published tours.

  1. Visit Tour Creator and press "Get Started" - as this new service rolls out Tour Creator may not yet be available to all accounts and it may require admin to tun on Poly and Tour Creator - while you are waiting you sign in with your GMail Account.

  2. Press "+ New Tour"

New Tour button

3. Give your tour a Title, Description and Cover Image and press Create.

Title, Description and Cover Image

4. Press Add Scene to add additional images to your tour.

5. You can now either select 360 Panorama from Google Maps (including content added by other users) or upload your images.  Photospheres must have a 2:1 aspect ratio. Omnistereo panoramas must have a 1:1 aspect ratio.

360 Panorama

6. Once you have selected or uploaded an image you can add some text details about that scene.

Add text

7. You can also select points of interest in the image, which display when clicked. You also have the ability to add additional images here, that open when the point is clicked - giving the ability to use 2D traditional photos in the panorama. This may be useful when looking at change over time, using historical images taken in the same location.

Add images

8. Once you have added your images you can publish the tour so that others can view it. You can view my basic tour created above here or embedded in the site below.

Embedding your Google Tour on a Website

  1. Open your tour in Poly to view it.

  2. Go to Share and then Embed to get access to the embed code. 

Embedding your Google Tour


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