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Businesses can sign up for Google Street View shoot

Rochester Business Journal
January 29, 2014

The decade-old Google Street View technology has expanded from capturing outside street views to inside ones, and the new technology is headed for Rochester next month.

One of Google’s certified photographers will capture businesses in Rochester on Feb. 11. The street view process takes roughly 30 to 60 minutes on site.  The resulting “Google Virtual Tour” becomes a permanent part of Google Maps Street View, and participating businesses can also use the tour on their own website and social media channels. 

Restaurants, boutiques, galleries, professional offices, eye care centers, automotive showrooms, kitchen and bath showrooms, hotels, resorts, vacation rentals, hospitals, as well as colleges and universities are all welcome to participate, officials said.

Businesses that are interested can visit www.SeeInsideRochester.com to sign up. There is a one-time publishing fee to participate in the program, depending upon the extent of the photo shoot.

In July, the Strong’s National Museum of Play partnered with Google’s Street View Indoors technology to create an online tour of the facility.

Several other businesses in the area have used the technology, including Geva Theatre Center Inc., Wilkins RV in Churchville, First American Equipment Finance in Rochester and CountryMax in Fairport.


(c) 2014 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or e-mail service@rbj.net.


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