I have created a process to create 360-degree panoramas using a drone to capture the images. I will be happy to talk to others offline on how to create these unique panoramas and tours. I take around 36 shots in total. The more overlap the better. One round of about 18 shots with the horizon down and another round with the camera pointed down a bit. Then one more shot straight down. The sky is Photoshopped to fill in the top. I use PTGui to stitch the 36 images and host the 360 images with KRpano.
Stitching 36 shots is not a big deal. It takes about 5 minutes to shoot one of these. Rotate a bit, click, rotate, click etc. I use a 4K camera and that gives me a lot of detail in the end. I spend about 45 minutes to an hour on post processing. Most of the work is in Photoshop on the sky and making it look seamless. For a simple single panorama I charge $250. Tours with multiple 360 images are more.
For those familiar with shooting 360 images, you will recognize Walt's technique as the standard way of shooting 360 images.
I think these types of images can be very effective for showing large farm properties or neighborhoods. Walt points out that these 360 images are not a replacement for drone video and they work best for very specialized situations like his examples above.
Thanks Walt for sharing these unique 360 images.