Akron’s on Google Maps’ ‘Streetview’

Posted August 16, 2012 at 5:00 am

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On a sunny Thursday afternoon, there was an unusual sight in downtown Akron. Google maps Streetview employee, Luke Saunders of Sioux City, was capturing life in Akron. According to the Google Maps website, “Google Maps with Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery. You can explore world landmarks, view natural wonders, navigate a trip, go inside restaurants and small businesses…The latest car has 15 lenses taking 360 degrees of photos. It also has motion sensors to track its position, a hard drive to store data, a small computer running the system, and lasers to capture 3D data to determine distances within the Street View imagery.” Saunders (l) had lunch at Akron Jo’s Cafe, then visited with Akron resident Rob Nason before driving off snapping photos of Akron. His employers didn’t allow him to talk with media.

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