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Google Street View Project Officially Launches in Cambodia!

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About a year ago since 2012, PP-GTUG announced Cambodia Mapping Competition from 15 October – 30 November 2012 for booming the maps.

Finally, what I have been waiting for about Google Maps since I've known how nice and useful of Google Street View. Now it officially launches in my beloved country, Cambodia, on July 23rd, 2013.

Cambodia becomes the 51st country on the planet to embrace Street View and, like many others, tourism is among the driving factors. Google says it is working closely with the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia, the APSARA Authority (ANA), and the Phnom Penh Municipality to make the program happen.

Street View cars have started whizzing around capital city Phnom Penh capturing images and, as is common with Street View projects, they will expand to cover other cities, town and areas of interest over “the next few years.”

Culture vultures will be keen to hear that Google is fast-tracking the Angkor Wat archaeological site. The company has already dispatched a Street View Trekker team to photograph the historic temple in all its beauty.
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Image from GDG Phnom Penh, more here!
Governments once feared the privacy and intrusion issues around Street View and Google Maps, but today many welcome the service as a chance to boost awareness of their country to potential tourists worldwide. Speaking along those lines, Cambodia’s Minister of Tourism Dr. Thong Khon said:
Google’s mapping technology will offer various benefits and help us continue showcasing our beautiful culture and country with the world. Through this partnership with Google and through our on­going ‘Kingdom of Wonders’ campaign, we hope to engage more people, both local and global, in experiencing Cambodia in new way.
Sooner our nice 360-degree panoramic views of other notable heritage locations will be shown to the world through this project. And we can contribute the panoramic photos or photo spheres to Street View Contribute as well.

Bravo, Cambodia! You can check the Google Maps's official domain in Khmer at maps.google.com.kh. Note: Google Maps now available in Khmer language too!

source: TNW

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Chamnan Muon is a blogger by passion and an IT deputy manager by profession who has a huge interest in Social Media, Technology, Digital Marketing, Business, Startup, ASEAN, IoT, Google Services, and 360 Photography. He is also a freelance digital marketing consultant and speaker for Google products in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. You can find him on Facebook , Google+ , Twitter .

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