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Create immersive cinematic video experiences with Aerial View API

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

With Aerial View, developers have a simple way to highlight places like hotels, attractions, and shops to help people make informed location-based decisions virtually.

Create immersive user experiences

Aerial View videos help users immerse themselves in a location and get familiar with the surrounding area via neighborhood level and top-down context from Google’s satellite imagery. Aerial View videos can help engage and inspire users by showing locations in a new and exciting way. They capture stunning views from the sky to help create a sense of scale and perspective. It can also inspire users to take action, whether it’s to learn more about the location, check out the area, or explore more of the world around them.

Easily scale and reduce time to market

Manually creating and managing aerial videos shot with camera drones can be time-consuming and expensive. Aerial View delivers programmatic API-based creation of high-resolution cinematic videos, allowing businesses to quickly embed them on their website or application the same way they would embed a YouTube video. The API handles all the heavy lifting, like processing, storage, and delivery.

How Rent. uses Aerial View to simplify the user experience

Finding a new apartment is exciting, but it can also be a challenging and taxing process. Many renters don’t have the ability to be there in person before their move-in date and can't envision what the neighbourhood looks like. Rent. uses Aerial View videos of properties to give their users a better sense of surrounding areas and neighbourhoods. By including the aerial videos, it also reduces the need for agents and owners to run expensive drone campaigns of properties themselves.

With the addition of Rent.'s new aerial view feature, renters can now witness their potential home in vivid detail from an entirely new perspective. This level of immersion is a game-changer, providing renters with the tools to make informed decisions and confidently choose their next home, all while being wowed by the incredible experience.

Get started with Aerial View

Start using Aerial View to incorporate 3D cinematic video in your application today by visiting the cloud console. It's currently available for US postal addresses, with more countries to come in the future.

If you're looking to create a more customised and interactive immersive experience, or one covering a larger geographic area, get in touch with us today!

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