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I have this panorama, an spherical map from google streetview, and want to map this on a sphere/cube. Below are some examples and illustrations, i am going to implement it in c++ and are not sure where to start.


I tried that gives the results listed at the bottom. It illustrates what i want, but the rotation axis is off. I need to create the views of direct ahead and back, left and right. Ideal i would like to map it to the sphere and tell it what angles to extract (the orientation of the cube).


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Looks like an inverse mercator projection will map the picture to a sphere. mathworld.wolframcom/MercatorProjection.html – Angela Richardson Mar 31 '12 at 17:11
Are you able to outline how i can use the mercator projection to create the four views like above ? – Poul K. Sørensen Apr 1 '12 at 4:26

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