Adding to the wealth of images that are already available to users of Google’s Street View service, Google has this week announced the addition of new images which it is captured from Venice.
Allowing you to enjoy a cruise around the canals of Venice which Google has captured by mounting its Street View camera onto a gondola to provide you with a totally immersive view of Venice from your mobile devices or computer. Check out the video after the jump to see how Google captured the canals and alleyways of the ancient city.
To see view the streets and canals of Venice through 360-degree panoramic Street View imagery jump over to the Google Maps website. Google explains a little more about their quest to add new content to their Street View service.
“When we first started Street View as an experimental project, we packed several computers into the back of an SUV, stuck cameras, lasers, and a GPS device on top, and drove around collecting our first imagery. We’ve come a long way since our initial U.S. launch in 2007; today we’ve expanded our 360-degree panoramic views to include locations on all seven continents.”