India: After bringing iconic global landmarks like France”s Eiffel Tower, America”s Grand Canyon and Japan”s Mt Fuji alive on the Internet through its immersive “visual walkthroughs”, Google has now commenced work on putting 100 major Indian monuments and sites in that league. Once completed, architectural icons like the Taj Mahal, Humayun”s Tomb, and heritage wonders such as Khujuraho, and Ajanta and Ellora Caves will “visually explode” on the Internet in a “360-degree panoramic imagery”.
“We wanted enhanced and an active experience for our (virtual) visitors and not just mere passive viewing of the sites. And, that”s why we want to partner with agencies like the ASI, UNESCO, World Monuments Fund to source authoritative content – current and archival to enrich user”s experience,” Google Cultural Institute Director Amit Sood said.
Source: Bangalore Mirror