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Google ups RI presence with Street View

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 24 2012   /  11:34 am

Street view: A Google Indonesia car equipped with a camera on top traverses National Monument (Monas) area in Central Jakarta to snap street pictures that will be embedded to the Google Maps application. (Courtesy of Google Indonesia)Major Internet company Google Inc. has increased its presence in Indonesia by putting into motion its Google Maps Street View project, which the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry expects will open up the visibility of local destinations for global tourists.

Street View is a Google Maps feature that allows users to check out a street-level view landscapes in contrast to the Google satellite feature, which provides a birds-eye view.

The start of the project comes in the same year that Google set up its Indonesian office, followed by the introduction of a local domain name for their video website, YouTube.

Andrew McGlinchey, Google’s ...