Google to introduce ‘Street View’ for Pakistan’s cultural sites
Google launched “street view for Pakistan” maps to promote the cultural heritage of Pakistan. Google has undertaken the project in collaboration with a number of local non-profit organisations which include the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP), Mohatta Palace Museum, Heritage Foundation Pakistan, and others.
Google named this project ‘Wonder of Pakistan’. You can see more than dozen of cultural sites on street view (360 degree). Google culture institute Pakistan is digitizing the cultural heritage of Pakistan.
Currently there are a total of six locations listed on the World Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). It is reported that all of these sites will be included in Google’s new project.
This is not the first attempt by Google to promote Pakistani culture. Earlier in 2012, the tech-giant had signed an agreement with the provincial government of Punjab to capture historical locations and cultural sites.
The current project is more encompassing, as it includes cultural and historical sites from across the country.