Google has revealed a new tool that allows anyone to create their own personalized Street View map of their area and share it using Google Maps.
Increase use of maps service
In a blog post, the company states that a Street View experience can be created only by using images taken from either an Android device or a DSLR camera.
The new tool allows users to connect various photos, and once posted, people can navigate between them on Google Maps.
The search engine giant said the new tool will allow it to expand the reach as well as the uses of its maps service.
“We are excited to see… that everyone will contribute,” the company said in a published statement.”It also opens up a new tool for photographers to showcase diversity in a specific location.”
Recently, digital maps have become a key growth area, not least because of the surge in popularity of smartphones and tablet PCs.
Analysts claim Google has been aiming to expand its presence further.