Posted: May 31, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Visit Versailles, Yosemite, and the Ancient Temples of Japan With Google’s World Wonders Project

Google unveiled this morning a new undertaking from its Cultural Institute called the World Wonders Project. On the site, viewers can explore a map with pins marking famed places around the world and then, aided by visuals from Google’s Street View technology, they can go in and explore “in 360° just as if you were there.” The project currently includes 132 destinations from 18 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. No sites from Africa have yet been included, and the offerings from South America and Asia are noticeably sparse. Google did not say how it had made decisions about what to highlight, but that the selection would expand over time. Partners including UNESCO and World Monuments Fund provided information that runs alongside the virtual destinations.

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