Google Maps Expands Street View To Include 360-Degree Business Interiors

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As a former process server (think Seth Rogan in Pineapple Express), Google Maps pretty much changed my life. I could leave my house on a job and know that no matter where I end up, I will never be lost. Street View has long been another great feature in Maps allowing you to view businesses, hotels and and stalk Kelly Ferguson’s house, all from the comfort of your computer or handy Android phone.

Since the engineers at Google never sleep and are constantly improving on their services, Street View is getting a new addition by way of business interiors, allowing for users to get off the street and inside of businesses. It doesn’t end there, Google is also reportedly working with some businesses to add additional content like pictures of food being offered at restaurants.

The way it works is a business must opt-in for interior view by submitting an application to Google and scheduling a day for the photo shoot. Google Places will then show up and snap 360-degree shots of the interior of their store and whammy — a new virtual tour via Google Maps. Google is apparently adding interior view content from 37 different cities around the world from countries like the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France and the UK.

If you want to check out interior view in action, click this link to scope out Comics Toons N Toys.

[AtlanticWire via Electronista]

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