When it comes to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Street View, the company is always looking for ways to take the feature to the next level (as it did not so long ago). With more people than ever before relying on the search engine leader for information, the company continues to do big things and surprise many along the way.
In a recent blog post, Google talks about “scaling the heights of the Eiffel Tower.”
Here is what you need to know:
“The Google Cultural Institute and the Eiffel Tower Operating Company have teamed up to create three immersive online exhibitions which blend fascinating historical material with a sprinkling of technological magic. In order to capture the imagery, the Street View team followed in the footsteps of 7 million annual visitors and ascended multiple floors of the Tower. Using the Street View Trolley (designed especially for monuments and museums) they filmed 360-degree views of the monument’s architecture and its views over Paris.”
Since being constructed in 1889, more than 250 million people from all over the world have visited this landmark. Unfortunately, many people don’t have the time or money to make their way to Paris. While there is nothing better than visiting this monument in person, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is doing its part in making it possible for everybody to take part in the action.
Here is more about what Google has done with its partnership with the Eiffel Tower Operating Company:
“These modern-day Street View panoramas sit alongside nearly 50 archival images, plans, engravings and photos telling the story of the Eiffel Tower’s development and social impact in the 19th century. Some of the archive material is quite rare and precious such as a recording of Gustave Eiffel’s voice by Thomas Edison.”
Many people think of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) as nothing more than a company with a great search engine, high quality tools, and a dominant mobile operating system. However, this is not the case. This story goes a long way in showing that the company has an interesting in history and architecture. And above all else, it is interested in helping educate the people of the world.
If you have yet to visits the Eiffel Tower in person, you can rely on this new exhibition from Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) to show you what you have been missing. Someday you may make it there in person.