Google has launched the Google Street View service in Malta. People across the world will now be able to take a virtual tour of Malta, thanks to the images taken by 360 degree camera, at the same time benefitting from new opportunities to better plan their everyday lives and holidays. A virtual stroll through Malta will give users an immersive look at the Maltese natural landscape, as well as cultural and historic sites, including heritage and touristic attractions, from Valletta to St. Julian’s, to Victoria, and many others.
Street View, a hugely popular feature of Google Maps, is already available in 83 countries around the world. It allows users to virtually explore and navigate a neighbourhood through panoramic street-level images. It is also available in Google Maps on iOS and Android and Google Earth.
Helena Kesic Kojan, Street View Program Manager at Google: “Street View has been hugely popular so we’re very happy that this new imagery will allow anyone around the world to explore Malta, turn-by-turn. The Maltese and people throughout the world can now make travel plans, check out a restaurant before arriving, arrange meeting points, or just explore and get to know the area better”.
Organisations and businesses can also benefit from the Street View technology. The street-level imagery of the location in fact can help them promote and increase awareness of their business – whether it’s a bar, a local attraction or any other point of interest. Real estate agents can use Street View to show available properties to prospective buyers and tenants. Event organisers will be able to evaluate locations, restaurants, hotels, museums.