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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Punjab to Get Google Street View Maps for Cultural Sites

Google Street View, a notable mapping service from Google, is going to capture special locations and cultural sites in the province to let internet users to explore these spots through 360-degree street-level imagery.
Google Pakistan’s Facebook page said that a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Punjab government and Google for Street View Special Collects for tourism promotion of heritage and cultural sites.
Tourism Secretary Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik and William Fitzgerald of Google Asia signed the document.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Provincial Finance Minister Kamran Michael, Planning and Development Chairman, Irrigation Secretary, Information Technology Board Chairman and representatives from Google were also present.
No it won’t be full scale street map of Punjab, instead Google will incorporate street-level imagery only for cultural locations in Punjab into Google Maps, which will be made available for worldwide internet users.
It is learned that Tourism Ministry will lead Google in location selection for the street view imagery.

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