Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Google Street View Trike Comes to Yad Vashem

Last week visitors to Yad Vashem were surprised to see a tricycle being navigated around the Campus with a camera, almost like a periscope, perched on the back of the trike. Google's Streetview Trike had arrived for a several hour ride around the Mount of Remembrance. Negotiating the different paths, gardens, monuments - and even the Visitors' Center – the Trike, specially fitted with cameras that allow 360-degree imagery, captured images of the Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations, Warsaw Ghetto Square and the monuments and gardens throughout the 45-acre Campus. The images will be integrated into Google Street View, allowing exploration of Yad Vashem's unique outdoor grounds and memorials from anywhere in the world.

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