Are panoramas sufficient?

Before embarking on the process of creating a large, detailed map of a surrounding 3D world, it is important to consider whether it is necessary. As mentioned in Section 7.5, panoramic images and videos are becoming increasingly simple to capture. In some applications, it might be sufficient to build an experience in which the user is transported between panoramas that were captured from many locations that are close to each other.

Steven M LaValle 2020-01-06