Web GL Google Street View hack
"This Google Street View hack is my favourite urban-themed time-waster of a still young 2012. Basically it allows users to create polar panoramas with just about zero effort. All you have to do is select a street corner that you’re interested in and — voila — the program will use the Street View Data to alter the scene into something akin to a planet or whirlpool.”
"The hack uses data from Streetview to create stereographic images that either wrap a stretch of road into a planetary ball or conversely explode Streetview outwards, creating swirling vortexes of urban fabric."