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Check out this Google Sphere Constellation and note the difference between the navigation arrow and rectangle! I have noticed this for the first time today.
While creating my Photosynth highlights over the past weeks, I started to realize we miss this difference in Photosynth Highlights. I had not come to discuss it on our forum yet. But seeing this with Google forced me to bring this to the table now.
Should not forget to post the link ;-)
Also note the cross markers for the position of another Google Sphere.
Well to be fair, the ellipse when hovering over the ground plane used to be much smaller without the chevron inside of it pointing toward other panos. That's just an interface update.
The assumption that Google has made in the past is that whenever I click on the walls or ceiling I mean to look closer at that part of the pano, but when I click the surrounding floor, I mean to move in that direction. That is probably true in more cases than not although today I seem to be moved to the nearest pano in that direction no matter where I click which seems overly sensitive.
We'll have to wait for connected or linked synths (and panos?) to see what Photosynth's interface for surrounding imagery looks like, but showing indicators for surrounding geotagged/geoaligned images or other points of interest from the map is totally expected (depending on where you're viewing the synth/pano - i.e. on Photosynth.net or on Bing Maps or embedded on a personal website).
Right, Highlights are not fit for navigating connected synths in a Street Side or Street View like experience.
I have the impression that things sound easy as conceptual ideas, but realizing them is not that easy.