Global archive of 360 degree panoramic photos
“360 Cities is dedicated to promoting geo-mapped, VR panorama photography and VR photographers around the world. We are a unique global network of members who are specialists in VR photography and our platform is a highly developed, feature-rich system designed to display the finest quality panoramas to an audience of casual internet browsers, photography enthusiasts, tourists, and those involved in the tourist industry.”
The images are taken with lens arrays and then composit by a computer allowing the user to scan the entire sphere of view. There are thousands of images to view from all over the world, from rural landscapes in remote locations to the most important historical sites.
The sensation of scanning your view in the manner you could if you were present adds a lot to this growing virtual tour of the world that can not be found in a static image archive. I recommend coming back to this from time to time.Source