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Dartmouth Among First Schools Showcased in Google Maps Feature
Jan 12, 2012 | by Susan J. Boutwell | Dartmouth Now
Prospective students, alumni wanting to stroll down memory lane, and others curious about Dartmouth can now take a virtual walk around campus and explore far beyond Main and Wheelock Streets thanks to the recent inclusion of the campus on the Google Maps feature called Street View.
The feature, highlighted today in an announcement by Google, provides online, 360-degree, street-level imagery of more than 20 U.S. college and university campuses, including Dartmouth’s, allowing viewers to see places where cars can’t go, such as the Dartmouth Green.
“We’re delighted that Dartmouth’s beautiful campus is now available on Google Maps for millions of people to view wherever they might be,” said Daniel Ratner, Google engineer and inventor of the Street View trike. “This partnership shows Dartmouth’s commitment to innovating, serving their student and alumni communities, and attracting new talent.”...
...In addition to walking across the Green, Street View allows online viewers to walk up the hill to Shattuck Observatory, travel around the track on Memorial Field, tour the Tuck School of Business and Thayer School of Engineering campuses, and walk around Occom Pond.
Dartmouth first discussed working with Google after the launch of Thayer360, a panoramic virtual tour of its engineering school. “We’ve been talking with Google since that time about enhanced mapping of the campus,” said Thayer Dean Joe Helble, “and we’re pleased to participate in this project as another step toward providing a comprehensive electronic tour of Dartmouth engineering.”
Take the Thayer360 panoramic virtual tour.
There are more than 20 other universities in the United States participating in Street View, including Dartmouth, Cornell, and the University of Pennsylvania from the Ivy League. Additional schools in Canada, Europe, and Japan and Taiwan will also be featured.
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