To add a floor plan, you will need one first. Most clients will have a floor plan. If they do not have one, you can always charge them and create one for them. If you cannot create one, feel free to request a quote from email@example.com. Please make sure to provide some details like measurements and pictures.
Once you have a floor plan go to a 360 in your tour that you want to add a spot on the map.
Next, click edit --> floor plan --> upload floor plan image to upload an image. A transparent PNG works best so that there isn't a background that is unnecessarily covering part of your pano.
It will appear in the menu once you have uploaded your floor plan.
Next, you must click on the map where the 360 is.
Once you click where the dot is supposed to go on the map, you will notice it appears with a radar that indicates where you are looking in the 360. If it is wrong, you can adjust it by sliding the radar offset bar below the floor plan image.
Now that you have this one 360 on the floor plan, you can add more 360s by hitting the add to other scenes button.
Once you click the add to other scenes button, you will notice it changes to stop following scenes. You are now in a mode where every other 360 you navigate to will be added to this floor plan by clicking the arrows in the tour (orange box in the screenshot below).
As you navigate to the next 360, if you want to add a red dot, just click on the map where that 360 should be. After navigating to all the 360 you want to associate with the floor plan, click the stop following scenes button.
If you didn't add the dots as you did on the floor plan as you were recording, it might not seem like it did anything, but it did.
If you didn't add 360 scenes to the floor plan when you navigate to a 360 image like the balcony, it will ask you to add another spot (See left image in the screenshot below ), but if you did navigate to it when recording, it will ask you to click on the map where you want the red dot for that 360 or show you were you put the red dot. (See the left image in the screenshot below ).
To better understand the radar offset, it is a number representing the direction the radar points to. Since all the 360s are connected on Google Maps, they should all have the same north if they were connected properly. Thus they should all have the same radar offset.
What does this mean?
- If your Google tour connections are not exactly right, you can still go to a 360 and adjust the offset.
- If you didn’t add all the dots on the map when recording, you could simply copy the radar offset number from a properly adjusted dot and paste it into the dots you add after recording.
How do you remove a red dot on the map?
Hover over a red dot, and a menu will pop up that allows you to remove it. To be clear, if you do this when you go to the 360, the map will still show; it just won’t have a dot on the map.
How do you remove the map from a 360?
Navigate to a 360 image that the map is on. Click on floor plans to open the floor plan settings.
Hover your mouse over the remove floor plan button. You will now have the option to remove the floor plan from the current scene only or from all scenes.