Google’s World Wonders Project Brings World-Famous Places To Your Computer
Google always introduce us to more ways to expand our knowledge and dreams. They’ve already dedicated many projects just for students and teachers, which made a huge impact in the educational systems around the world. Now this one is yet another one of their valuable projects designed to let people explore the sites of world famous places right through their computers. World Wonders Project is massive place which includes 132 historic sites from 18 countries, including places like Stonehenge, ancient Kyoto temples, Yosemite National Park and many more.
“World Wonders uses Street View technology to take you on a virtual trip to each iconic site. Most could not be filmed by car, so we used camera-carrying trikes to pedal our way close enough. The site also includes 3D models and YouTube videos of the historical places, so you can dig in and get more information and a broader view of each site. We also partnered with several prestigious organizations, includingUNESCO, the World Monuments Fund, Getty Images and Ourplace, who provided official information and photographs for many of the sites.” Google’s Product Marketing Manager, Melanie Blaschke explained.
Check out the introduction video after the break and visit www.google.com/worldwonders to start the tour.
[Via: Explore historic sites with the World Wonders Project Google Blog]
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