Google adds landmarks from three African countries to Street ViewBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 13 February 2017 | Categories: news
Google Maps' Street View is good for a lot of things, for example, checking out the area surrounding a potential hotel you want to book into, getting a preview of your destination, along with offering a glimpse of places you've never been before. It is the latter that Google has focused on this time round, adding iconic landmarks from three African countries - Ghana, Senegal and Uganda.
With Google having mapped a total of 81 countries around the globe to Street View, this latest update increases the number of African countries to seven. Some of the interesting places you can check out from your notebook or smartphone include the UNESCO World Heritage village of Nzulezo in Ghana, a virtual walk inside the National Theatre of Ghana, the African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, and the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.
Having started adding African cities and countries back in 2009, Google says it plans to add more in the future. "From Cape Town to Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and now Ghana, Uganda and Senegal, we're glad that more people from around the world can get a glimpse of this beautiful continent," said Google Street View program manager, Dirk Friedrich.
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