New portal submission + scan
Here https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/comment/100888#Comment_100888 people propose to use portal scanning as an anti-spoofer proof which doesn't make much sense to me but I've hot a bit different idea based on that.
What about an option to submit a portal scan instead of/in addition to the second photo during the portal nomination submission?
Reason: lots of submissions got rejected due to outdated StreetView and lack of user-created 360 panoramas so people have no enough evidence for a nomination location.
Solution: allow players to submit additional portal-scan proof. Allow Wayfarer reviewers to see that video proof (probably this should be an opt-in feature to avoid high traffic usage for reviewers or just show an info `this nomination has a scan data uploaded` and link to a real video).
- Additional evidence for reviewers useful in new and quickly developing areas.
- New portal will already have some scans in place.
- Additional storage needed to keep potential portal video data (probably this can be compressed or even converted to something like GIF for the Wayfarer purposes)
- Not sure if video frames are even sent to the Niantic servers (suppose it's just some AR processing results)