Wroclavia has joined the ranks of buildings photographed as part of Google Maps' Special Collects programme. Thanks to the Street View service, it is now also possible to visit the centre virtually. Our customers can get a better idea of Wroclavia’s interior even before they visit.
The photographs in Wroclavia were made thanks to a unique technology used by Google. The interiors were photographed using a Google Trolley equipped with, among other devices, a camera, a computer, GPS and a laser rangefinder. Thanks to the photographs, Wroclavia now has better visibility on Google Maps, and our visitors have acquired access to a navigation tool to help them plan their visit. Street View makes it easier to navigate around the facility and find the showrooms of the brands available in our centre.
Street View is a popular feature of Google Maps, allowing selected locations to be displayed using 360 panoramic images. It debuted in May 2007, showing five American cities, and by the end of 2009 it already featured images from the most remote corners of the world. Initially, the images were taken by cameras mounted on cars, but over time other vehicles were introduced, such as bicycles, scooters, Trolleys, and a special backpack worn by the operator.
In Poland, the Street View service has been available since 2012. A year later, the Google Maps Business Photographs programme was introduced, thanks to which the interiors of selected restaurants or commercial facilities could be viewed. The current Special Collects programme is an important part of Street View designed to serve as a gateway to the virtual world.