Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Iraq Museum on Street View


Iraq’s National Museum in Baghdad is now on Street View.

Google LatLong has a nice post on how Google collected the imagery for this latest addition to Google Maps, which included inventing the 'Street View Trolley'.

As well as collecting Street Views of the interior of the museum Google also managed to capture close-up 360-degree views of individual artifacts, a selection of which can be seen on the Antiquities page of the Iraq Museum website.

A neat addition to the Street View controls on Google Maps allows allows the user to navigate between the 1st and 2nd floor of the museum. So Street View now goes upstairs as well as to Iraq!

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