Google Maps is publishing new Street View imagery New York, that consists of the “9/11 Memorial, Central Park and the neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy.”
In addition, Google collaborated with the nonprofit Historypin to create a shared collection of images and stories highlighting the impact of the Hurricane and the progression of recovery.
Partnered with Historypin, Google created a community photo and a video album called “Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild,” letting NY community share memories from before, during, and after the storm.
In the album, you can discover and contribute old and new images of the places that mean the most to you.
If you aren’t able to visit lower Manhattan to pay respects in person, now Street View lets you visit the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center, and pay tribute to those lost their lives in the attacks on NYC, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, PA.
Panoramic images of the North and South pools allow you to see victims’ names engraved along the edges of the pools.
Additionally, with the Central Park Conservancy, Street View crew collected a 360-degree imagery of trails, paths, and plazas.
Also, today, Google Business Photos is expanding in seven new countries of Europe and Asia, including: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia, Singapore and Switzerland.
The Business Photos program enables merchants to create 360-degree, interactive tours of their establishments. This imagery is published on Google so potential customers can look inside and explore businesses before they go.
Business owner in any of these locations, can hire a Trusted Photographer or Agency, who will will then create panoramic images from the photo shoot and upload them into Google and will be available automatically to anyone who searches for your business on Google.com, Google Maps, Google Maps for Mobile and on your Google+ page or Places for Business listing.