Normally, a Spin is an “outside-in” type of visualization in that the user is looking AT an object from some position that lies on a perfect circle around the object. However, the opposite is also possible. The user can look at the outside circle from the middle of it.

In fact, many of you have asked us about what happens when you place your iPhone on the rotation stage and take a Spin of a location instead of an object. Well, you get a slightly different type of panoramic picture. It is not an immersive experience like a standard panorama, but it is something different because there is a change-of-space-and-time aspect to it. Here is an example of one such Spin that I took when I visited the top of Mt. Etna in Sicily a few weeks ago: