Google adds another country to its extensive Street View roster. You can now tour the streets of Bangladesh, and explore cities like Dhaka and Birisiri, and see the famous Yamuna bridge, all through Google Maps. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football ChampionshipAlso Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
This is the 65th country that is now etched into the museum of 360 degree pictures that is Street View. India is already a part of Street View’s mapping since 2011, though it is restricted to a few monuments only at the moment.The Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, many Buddhist monuments in Amravati, Gwalior Fort in Madhya Pradesh, and major parks and universities in New Delhi can be seen through Street View. For Bangladesh, 360 degree panoramas of 42 notable sites in the country including public roads of Dhaka, Chittagong, and landmarks like the National Parliament house and Kantajeu Temple are available on Street View as of now. Also Read - Sundar Pichai: 5 interesting facts about Google CEO you never heard before
Google plans to map additional off-roads and lesser known areas in Bangladesh in the future. For this purpose, the company even introduced the Street View Trekker, a wearable backpack camera system in Bangladesh. Designed to capture 360-degree photographs of places only accessible by foot, the Street View Trekker will allow Google to help capture more of Bangladesh s off-road sites and make these landscapes easily accessible online.
Google has also introduced a slew of features in its Street View service since its launch in 2007 in North America, before spreading through the rest of the world from 2008. It added the ability to see how a particular region looked some years before, and the changes it has gone through since then. They’ve also captured great architecture like the Royal Caribbean Cruise, the Burj Khalifa, Eiffel Tower and even India’s Charminar, giving you an inside 360 degree tour of these monuments.