Global search giant Google on Wednesday, September 16, 3015, launched the Philippines’ take on Google Street View, the Google Map feature that allows users to explore places around the world through a 360-degree, panoramic photos.
Google Street View now features images of Philippine destinations, including Corregidor, the Rizal Shrine in Fort Santiago, Mines View Park, Baguio Cathedral, Jose Rizal Monument, Mount Pulag, among other destinations.
These photos were captured using the backpack-attached Street View Trekker, and Street View Trolley which allows Google to photograph more of the Philippines’ off-road, natural and indoor destinations.
Google last year released a preview of Street View in the country publishing today 360-degree photos from within Manila’s historic walled city of Intramuros: The San Agustin Church, Baluarte de San Diego, Plaza San Luis Complex and Fort Santiago.
Google Philippines Country Marketing Manager Ryan Morales, in a statement, described how the Google Map feature goes past showing where destinations are to showing how destinations look like.
Present during the launch of Street View was Filipino boxing icon and Saranggani Rep. Manny Pacquiao who said that Google Map’s feature would help the country’s tourism industry by attracting more tourists.
A representative from Department of Tourism’s (DOT) marketing arm, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) COO Domingo Ramon Enerio III, like Pacquiao, remarked that the initiative would help promote Philippine tourism.