Curbed: archive of 360-degree photos of San Francisco

The term “360 photography” actually sells the resulting images short, since they turn out as full spherical views rather than just 360-degree panoramas.

Although not many cameras can pull this trick off yet (Facebook will introduce a feature that allows any smart phone camera to capture such spherical spectacles, according The Verge), the question of where to post such wraparound representations presented itself quickly.

Sites like Kuula (launched in 2016) let omnidirectional observers upload and share their creations. For the rest of us, this adds up a fairly cool collection of 360 photos of various San Francisco hot spots.

Sometimes an orbital photo of a place like Clarion Alley or anSFMOMA exhibition just presents the relevant works better than a traditional flat photo.