Google has introduced Street View for Bangladesh, allowing viewers to digitally tour the streets of Bangladesh using Google Maps.
Bangladesh becomes the 65th country to come online through Street View, Google said.
The app allows anyone with Internet connection to view 360-degree panoramas of public roads within Dhaka and Chittagong, and 42 notable sites from across the country, such as the National Parliament house and the Kantajeu Temple.
In the Google Maps for mobile app on Android and iOS, people can also search for local destinations and where available, access Street View imagery directly from the search result.
Locals can also view familiar and unfamiliar landscapes, research driving routes, arrange meeting points, and explore their own cities more closely.
Bangladeshi businesses can also benefit from Street View technology by embedding Google Maps directly into their site.
Speaking at the launch, Obaidul Qader, Minister of Road Transport and Bridges Ministry said, “The Street View project is an interesting one, because it shows how ICT technologies can have benefits across a wide range of sectors in Bangladesh from business to tourism.”
“With Vision 2021 Digital Bangladesh, the Government is striving to bring positive change to each of these sectors and society generally, as well as the delivery of government services through increased deployment of ICT technologies,” the Minister added.
Today Google also introduced the Street View Trekker, a wearable backpack camera system, to Bangladesh.
The camera system is designed to capture 360-degree photographs of places only accessible by foot, the Street View Trekker will allow Google to help capture more of Bangladesh’s off-road sites and make these landscapes easily accessible for everyone to experience online.
Ann Lavin, Director, Public Policy, Google Asia Pacific, said, “We hope this new Street View imagery helps show Bangladesh to the world from a fresh perspective.”
“From showcasing bustling roads in Dhaka to the some of the countries’ most well known temples, Street View can help raise awareness of the country as an emerging destination for visitors around the world,” Lavin added.