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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Google Street View Imagery Now Available on Guam

Tokyo, Japan- In partnership with the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), Google launched its first Street View imagery of Guam today.  The new Street View images feature panoramic views from public roads on the island, giving people a virtual road trip through street-level imagery. Google today is also unveiling new 23 beautiful locations including beaches, parks, and tourist spots such as Two Lovers Point and the Cetti Bay Overlook. With this new Street View imagery, Guam’s beautiful landscape and tourist attractions can now be enjoyed virtually through Google Maps from anywhere in the world. 

In addition, Google is releasing new Indoor View imagery for eight shopping centers and 19 hotels on Guam, bringing people a new way to explore some of the island’s most popular indoor destinations.  

“Guam is the crown jewel of the Pacific. We have the most amazing sunsets and our people embody the Håfa Adai Spirit. We have been blessed with a rare opportunity to showcase our island home with a little help of technology thanks to Google. Now everyone around the globe will know of the treasures that our island paradise has to offer,” said Governor Eddie Baza Calvo. 
To commemorate the launch, the Google Street View Trekker will be on display at GVB’s booth at JATA on Saturday, September 27.  The Street View Trekker is a backpack equipped with a Street View camera system used to gather imagery in locations only accessible by foot and was used to collect off-road imagery on Guam. Visitors can experience wearing this system and take photos with their own cameras or other mobile devices.  
“We are excited to have partnered with Google to capture our island paradise in a way that hasn’t been done before,” said GVB General Manager Karl Pangelinan. “With the launch of Google Street View on Guam, both our local residents and visitors have a new unique resource to explore Guam’s natural beauty and experience why we are the resort destination of choice.” 
About Google Street View 
Street View is a popular feature of Google Maps, already available in 59 countries, that allows people to virtually explore and navigate a neighborhood through panoramic street-level images. In countries where Street View is available, users can access street-level imagery by zooming into the location on Google Maps, or by dragging the orange "Pegman" icon from the bottom right-hand corner of the map onto a blue highlighted street. 
Areas newly introduced on Google Street Views 
■Public roads 
■Special collection (beaches, parks, tourist spots)   
Guam Community College 
University of Guam 
Alupang Beach Club 
Cetti Bay Overlook 
Family Beach 
Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad 
Fort Santa Agueda 
Gun Beach 
Fish Eye Marine Park 
Leopalace Resort Guam 
Inarajan Natural Pool 
Ritidian Beach 
Tagachang Beach 
Talaifak Bridge 
Talofofo Beach Park 
Talofofo Falls Park 
Tumon Beach 
Two Lovers Point 
Ypao Beach Park 
Underwater World 
Umatac Bay Park 
Ipan Beach Park 
West Hagatna Beach Park 
■Business and commercial sites 
** Agana Shopping Center 
** T Galleria by DFS 
** Guam Premier Outlets 
** JP Super Store 
** Micronesia Mall 
** The Plaza Shopping Center 
** Tumon Sands Plaza 
*  Chamorro Village 
** Alupang Beach Tower 
** Garden Villa Hotel 
** Fiesta Resort Guam 
** Guam Plaza Hotel & Tarza Waterpark 
** Grand Plaza Hotel 
** Hilton Guam Resort & Spa 
** Guam Reef & Olive Spa Resort 
** Hyatt Regency Guam 
** Holiday Resort & Spa Guam 
** Oceanview Hotel & Residences 
** Leopalace Resort 
*   Outrigger Guam Resort 
** Onward Beach Resort & Waterpark 
*   Pacific Star Resort & Spa 
** Pacific Islands Club Guam 
*   The Westin Resort Guam 
** Royal Orchid Guam 
***  Lotte Hotel Guam 
** Bayview Hotel 
** Means venues with Indoor View and Indoor Map 
*   Means venues with Indoor View 

***Means venue with Indoor Map

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