TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Just in time for the new school year,
Centennial College is joining other colleges and universities
throughout the world by having its flagship Progress Campus on Google
Centennial was among the first colleges and universities in Canada to be
part of the improved online service, which involves using a
three-wheeled trike to photograph parts of the campus that were not
accessible by the Google Street View car.
Previously, images for Street View on Google Maps had been gathered by
cars driving on public roads. The same panoramic cameras were put on
trikes to navigate through tighter spaces and walkways to get the full
campus experience. The imagery is limited to outdoor views.
Centennial's Progress Campus images are available as of today on Google
Street View to help students and their family members and friends
orient themselves to their new school, and to assist prospective
students checking out distant campuses online. More than 4,000
Centennial College registrants are international visa students, who
will find the enhanced Street View helpful and informative.
The latest release of Street View imagery on Google Maps includes
university campuses across Canada, the U.S., Brazil, Spain, U.K.,
France, Netherlands, Israel, Japan and Taiwan. The photo service is
provided at no cost to the institutions and is accessible and free to
all Internet users.
SOURCE: Centennial College
For further information:
Media contacts: Mark Toljagic, Communications Officer, Centennial College, 416-289-5000, ext. 7142 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Bairos, Google Canada, 416-913-5915 or email@example.com
Aaron Brindle, Google Canada, 647-436-5167 or firstname.lastname@example.org