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In Google Earth you can drop a human icon to view a kind of video view of popular places. I guess these are basically converted from a video taken of the place.

If Google allows anyone besides itself to contribute content, like making a video of my own street and somehow make it available on Google Earth, then where can I read guidelines about how to do that?

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I think that you are describing Google Street View.

It also looks like you can contribute to it:

Street View, by Google Maps, is a virtual representation of our surroundings on Google Maps, consisting of millions of panoramic images. Street View’s content comes from two sources - Google and contributors.

The bolding above is mine.

From there it is a single click to get to the Capture and publish your own Street View page.

  • Once published, will it appear in Google Earth? – Vikas Sep 16 at 6:13
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    I assume so. If you try it and it appears not to then whether it should is a new question that you could ask. – PolyGeo Sep 16 at 6:24

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