Punjab to Get Google Street View Maps for Cultural Sites

Google Street View, a notable mapping service from Google, is going to capture special locations and cultural sites in the province to let internet users to explore these spots through 360-degree street-level imagery.

Google Pakistan’s Facebook page said that a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Punjab government and Google for Street View Special Collects for tourism promotion of heritage and cultural sites.

Tourism Secretary Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik and William Fitzgerald of Google Asia signed the document.

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Provincial Finance Minister Kamran Michael, Planning and Development Chairman, Irrigation Secretary, Information Technology Board Chairman and representatives from Google were also present.

No it won’t be full scale street map of Punjab, instead Google will incorporate street-level imagery only for cultural locations in Punjab into Google Maps, which will be made available for worldwide internet users.

It is learned that Tourism Ministry will lead Google in location selection for the street view imagery.

  • Well ofcourse it is an awesome initiative. But I was wondering why haven’t they allowed the Google team to get BASIC Street View for big cities like Lahore and Faisalabad too?? I don’t think there is any harm in doing that and in the long learn, it can help the Administration in several aspects.

  • It is a wonderful development & must be completed as soon as possible. This initiative will surely prompt more steps like this which will eventually result in recognition of our heritage globally.

  • finally the wait over, plz guys behave nice with the Google cars, google adsense ka gusa on per na utaar dena lolz :p

  • Good decision by Government of Punjab. i been adding some known places on google maps since oct 2011 but google still needs to get allot of knowledge about our small streets and towns even i noticed that we still can’t search for famous places in google such as Banks in some cities and ATM’s e.t.c.
    – I think we should try to add our known places in google maps. so we and others could benefit from it.
    i hope some day it would be as easy to find driving routs in Pakistan as it is in Europ/Uk. Please guys try to add your known places on google maps.

      • If you don’t already have a Gmail account. Create One by going to Gmail.com.open google maps site. sign in using your google account by clicking top right corner (Sign In Button). for adding places click on the – Edit in Google map maker BUTTON at Right Bottom of the page.

        Good luck!

  • did anyone heard of ptcl wifi charges, in case of our own device, still ptcl is charging 100rs for wifi ?? wht is this? i am getting a 100rs higher bill from last 3 months, 1236 and OSS said its due to wifi device you are using. I informed them that thsi device is my own (my personal tp link router), they said no matter, u have to pay this n will haive to…………..

  • 2 years and nothing happened.happened. Thokaa ho reya hai twaday naal…
    India got the street view of their cultural sites on Google maps.

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