Google Street View now available in Ghana, Senegal, and Uganda
Google on Friday, announced the expansion of its Google Steet View service to Ghana, Senegal, and Uganda to afford users the opportunity to discover and see new places in Africa.
With this launch, Google Street View is now active and accessible in over 81 countries across the world, and 7 in Africa.
Google Street View is a technology that provides photographic panoramic views from various positions along many streets in the world.
Google Street View displays panoramas of stitched images. Most photography is done by car, but some are done by trekker, tricycle, walking, boat, snowmobile, and underwater apparatus.
In Ghana, users can explore the village of Nzulezu and the National Theatre of Ghana respectively;
- Nzulezu Village – a UNESCO World heritage classified tourist site built over Lake Tadane, and consists of stilt-supported structures integrated seamlessly with the water-dominated natural landscape.
- National Theatre Ghana – home to the three resident companies of the National Dance Company, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the National Theatre Players.
In Senegal, users can explore the African Renaissance Monument and the Lake Retba below;
- African Renaissance monument, an imposing 49-meter tall bronze statue located on top of one of the twin hills just outside Dakar, Senegal.
- The stunning Lake Retba – a unique lake known for its pink waters, and take a “drive” through major roads and towns including Dakar, St. Louis, Thies, and Touba.
In Uganda, Google partnered with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to capture 7 of the most beautiful and iconic National Parks of the country, home to an amazing variety of wildlife.
With Google’s StreetView Trekker, either carried by their team or mounted on a vehicle, traveled through 7 vast National Parks, including the stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is home to ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.
Source: Google Blog