People in Sri Lanka and around the world can now view Sri Lanka in 360-degree panoramic imagery from their phone, tablet or computer. Sri Lanka becomes the 76th country with google street view which allows people to virtually explore and navigate places.
Google began driving in Sri Lanka in December 2014 and finished collecting imagery in February this year. To capture the imagery, Google drove close to 50,000 kilometers. Now anyone can virtually tour the bustle of Colombo, take a walk near Sigiriya and enjoy the rich history and diverse landscapes of Sri Lanka in 360-degree panoramic imagery from their phone, tablet or computer.
The company stated that in 2015, 1.8 million tourists visited Sri Lanka. By bringing Street View to Sri Lanka, Google hopes to create a new way of showcasing Sri Lanka’s beauty to the world while helping strengthen the country’s already burgeoning tourism trade.