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Google Street View Maps Photographing Inside Local Buildings
September 11, 2013
Google has been mapping the world for nearly a decade now, from above and at the street level. Now they are taking it inside of the public access places of the world by bringing the Street View technology from the street into and throughout businesses, parks, venues, malls and campus buildings.
Google’s certified photographer has scheduled to bring this new Google Maps expansion to North Central PA late this month.
Today, people carry connected devices that allow them to find and learn about businesses near them now or where they are about to visit. Google wants to give people a visual look inside these businesses to help them decide if it is the place, products, or ambiance, or environment they are looking for. The best way to accomplish this is to provide a Google Virtual Tour that is accessed right in Google Search and Google Maps, so they added this feature to Google Maps.
Equipped with portable Street View camera equipment, Google’s photographer begins outside and moving in 15 foot increments works their way through the front door and continues in and throughout the public sections of the business capturing a series of 360 degree high-resolution images. The process is streamlined and non-intrusive and only takes about 30 - 60 minutes on site. The resulting “Google Virtual Tour” becomes a permanent part of Google Search, Google Maps, Street View, and the businesses’ Google Place page.
Restaurants, boutiques, galleries, dental / professional offices, eye care centers, automotive showrooms, kitchen & bath showrooms, hotels, resorts, as well as colleges and universities are all welcome to participate.
There is no charge for the hosting and 24/7 exposure, however there is a small one-time fee for the initial photography and publishing work.
Business interested in participating must sign right away as space is limited. Go to www.SeeInsidePA.com