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360 Degree Street Views Of Bangladesh Now Available On Google Maps

With the support of the Government of Bangladesh’s Access to Information Programme, along with other Ministries, Google has introduced the first Street View imagery of Bangladesh on Google Maps, making this the 65th country to come online through Street View. This new Street View imagery allows anyone with an Internet connection to view 360-degree panoramas of public roads within Dhaka and Chittagong, and 42 notable sites from across the country, such as the National Parliament house and the Kantajeu Temple, as stated by Google in its press release.

In areas where Street View is available, the imagery can be accessed by dragging the orange “Pegman” icon on the bottom right-hand side of the map over and into a blue highlighted road. In the Google Maps for mobile app on Android and iOS, people can also search for local destinations and where available, access Street View imagery directly from the search result.

Starting today, locals can use the street-level panoramas to check out new views of familiar and unfamiliar landscapes, research driving routes, arrange meeting points, and explore their own cities more closely. Bangladeshi businesses can also benefit from Street View technology by embedding Google Maps directly into their site. Hotels in Dhaka, for example, can easily show their prospective guests what the building looks like on the street and also provide them with a sense of the surrounding neighborhood, adds the statement.

Google has also introduced the Street View Trekker, a wearable backpack camera system, to 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 for everyone to experience online.

Ann Lavin, Director, Public Policy, Google Asia Pacific, said, “We hope this new Street View imagery helps show Bangladesh to the world from a fresh perspective. From showcasing bustling roads in Dhaka to the some of the countries’ most well known temples, Street View can help raise awareness of the country as an emerging destination for visitors around the world. We look forward to bringing more of Bangladesh online through Google Maps over the next months.”

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