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With great efforts by local team of Google Street View in Cambodia for nearly a year since July 2013 when the official project announced. Today, I am really proud to see my historical site, Angkor Wat Temple, officially published on the Street View. The Angkor Wat project includes over 90,000 360-degree views from over 100 temples making it into one of Street View.

Let explore the Angkor Temple through this official video!



You can interact virtually to visit in panoramic view:


The good news makes me feel so excited to write this article to share with my beloved readers.

Bravo Cambodia! Let's share the 360-degree photos together!!

Google Street View Officially Publishes Angkor Wat Temple

As my previous article about Khmer language listed in Google Translate during April 2013, and presently Google Street View project in Cambodia has been implementing nationwide - these all are the emerging investment of Google into Cambodia, so have you known today how many Google services which are available in Khmer language?

Personally there are three services (not count Google Search "Web & Image") available in Khmer now; they are Google Translate, Google Maps, and Google Drive.

How can I view them in Khmer language?
So, which Internet browser you use? I recommend using Google Chrome because it is faster and secure especially while using the Google services. Ok, any browser you want it! through my experiences it has two ways to view in Khmer (Google translate and Google Maps):

First trick: You have to go to address by typing the Google website into (www.google.com or www.google.com.kh) then select or choose interface to Khmer (as mentioned below the search box), and last you can go to each service, so you can view it in Khmer.

Second trick: You have to type this following address to view of:
- Google Translate: translate.google.com/?hl=km
- Google Maps: maps.google.com/?hl=km
So, it will show you in Khmer language all.

As for how to view Google Drive, please follow the below:
- Go to your Google Drive (https://drive.google.com/) , next go to Settings tab (at the top-right corner of browser) -> Go to Settings -> In General section: Language, choose Khmer language (ខ្មែរ) by scrolling at the bottom-> last, please Save your change.
Enjoy!! Now you can view the Khmer language as needed!

Finally, I hope sooner we might view in Khmer language of more Google services.

How Many Google Services Available in Khmer Language?

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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

Google Street View Project Officially Launches in Cambodia!

Since I knew on how to use Google Map Maker (when I was in year 3 in the college, 2006), I have started mapping it so far, especially for my local business, attractive sites, public schools, and state offices etc. at my homeland, Takream commune, Banan district in Battambang province.

Do you know what is Google Map?
Now let me introduce it shortly as in quote "Google Maps is a map service that you view in your web browser. Depending on your location, you can view basic or custom maps and local business information, including business locations, contact information, and driving directions. Click and drag maps to view adjacent sections immediately. View satellite images of your desired location that you can zoom and pan."

So you know already what Google Map is, and then do you know what's Google Map Maker so?

Google Map Maker allows you to add and update geographic information for millions of users to see in Google Maps and Google Earth. By sharing information about the places you know, like your favorite restaurant, the baseball court where you go to play or the fastest path across your university campus, you can ensure the map accurately reflects the world around you. Your updates will be reviewed and, once approved, will appear online for the world to see.

In order to expand their map worldwide especially in an increasing economic & booming internet country, Cambodia. They, Google, had started its first campaign through Phnom Penh Google Technology User Group(PP-GTUG) in partnership with the second mobile operator in Cambodia, Smart Mobile, officially announced Cambodia Mapping Competition on 13 September 2012 for public with the following website, www.mapmakercambodia.org; by starting date from 15 October – 30 November 2012. It just finished yesterday.


I am also one of the 104 participants in this competition. All participants, I think they have each purpose to attend even myself.
For the winner will be offered the prize as the following:
• First Prize:  Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 16 GB 01
• Second Prize:  Samsung Galaxy Cooper 01
• Third Prize: External HDD 500 GB 01
• Fourth Prize:  Others
• Fifth, Sixth, Seventh Prize Others
* All Winner 1, 2 and 3 will be given 1 year FREE Call from Smart Mobile (10$ monthly).

For me, I have my own target to attend the competition since the beginning of the time, I told myself that I don't want to get any prize. Do you wonder why? The reason, my main purpose is to contribute what I know on the technology tool for my community or my country so this is a good chance to do so.


What my contribution through the competition (Google Map Maker) in Cambodia is nothing much; anywhere I mapped almost all I know well and for the new mapping locations like on the way from Phnom Penh to Prek Ambel in Kandal province, luckily I have a smartphone to help me (I always use it for) check-in on the place when I stopped or parked my lovely motorbike. During these duration, most I started mapping during my lunch time (when it's on working days), and for the night time, uhm...m, I used the take-care my son time to map it. While my beloved son got sleep, hehe... it was the time I contributed. 

Check it out, my Google Map Maker profile, to see my contribution! 


I think we know that it's a big effort for Cambodian participants to Google for its long term result but it also gives more benefits for our country in the future. I personally note that, since the edits result 15144 edits by the local organizer, I am very happy to see more location names appear in the Google Map. It will be more easy for me to go anywhere using mobile to find the place.


Finally, I very appreciate all participants who use their valuable time to contribute on this too. Let's keep mapping more!! Thank you all :-)!!!

Cambodia Mapping Competition with a baby nearby

 
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