Google Street View is good idea. But I don't know any way to make similar thing myself. Is there any? What equipment would I need to make 1000 km of my own street view at once?
Basically, any decent digital camera could do the job, but the biggest challenge is to locate and orient the photos. Ideally, you should have a GNSS receiver for the position of the camera and an INS for its orientation (but you can deduce this from the street direction).
Furthermore, as you can see on their site, Google uses plenty of cameras in order to view in many directions at once.
Finally, you need a good storage on the computer that collect the photos.
Without knowing what kit you already have, or what your abilities are with respect to DIY rig making, or what your budget is, in order to "calibrate" your expectations, here are some things being made or are already on the market (as of September 2015).
Kickstarter projects for spherical cameras:
- Sphericam - This is a $2000 USD pre-order. (will go to $2500 after initial pre-order fulfillment, apparently)
- Bublcam - Also not on the market yet. I don't know the price, but making some assumptions based on the kickstarter levels, it looks like probably around $500-$700 USD.
- PointGrey Ladybug5 - looks like more of a 'pro' or industrial solution. They don't list a price (they want you to contact them for the price). "If you have to ask..."
- GoPro has announced a 6-GoPro spherical rig. That's around $3000 USD just for the cameras alone, plus an unannounced price for the sphere (really, more like a rounded cube) rig.
- Panano is an interesting device: it has 36 cameras that combined take a 100 MP shot after you throw it in the air (it also can be triggered manually without having to throw it). It is supposed to ship from Germany in September 2015 for $1500 USD.
- Ricoh has the Theta, a small 2-camera device for around $250 at Amazon. Only takes up to 3 minute videos. But the small size and price could be compelling.