Google launched the 360 degree online view of Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Apr 5, 2014 11:30 IST

Google on 3 April 2014 launched 360 degree online view of Angkor Wat in Cambodia under Streetview project. The Angkor Wat project was developed with the help of the Apsara Authority of the Kingdom of Cambodia. APSARA National Authority is an organisation created for the protection and maintenance of Angkor.

Streetview was used to patch together over 90000 high resolution 360-degree images of the monument. The project was started in July 2013. About 100 temples in the vast Angkor area were covered under this project.

imageThe Angkor collection will also include over 300 pieces of art retrieved from the ruins spread over 400 sq kilometers and often overlooked by the thousands of tourists visiting the Siem Reap where the monuments are located.

While Streetview is traditionally used to power maps that are rich and three dimensional, of late Google has been using this technology of its to bring a lot of monuments across the world to life.

Street View is a part of Google Maps which is available in 55 countries and allowed people to virtually explore and navigate a neighbourhood through 360 degree panoramic images. The last heritage monument to have been put on Street View was the Taj Mahal.

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