I'm interested in making streetview panoramas and am curious if there are any opensource approaches that I should consider for both making and publishing these panoramas.
I've been playing with the Android functionality on my phone to make Android Photospheres (using a camera app SDK - here for the curious). These can be published in a streetview-like panorama via Google. This works, and is nifty but it requires Google to approval the panorama for it to be published online.
I'd much rather produce these using some opensource tools, so I'm not completely locked into Google. In this interview with Steve Coast from OpenStreetMap, he refers to a device you can put on your phone which will result in streetview like imagery. Is there a recommended way for this imagery be collected, stored, stitched together and shared?