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Google Captures Smart Street View of the ‘Miniatur Wunderland’

Google Miniatur Wunderland

Time and again, Google has made our lives a whole lot easier with it’s wide range of services and features, most of which it offers for free. One such service that allows us to see a panoramic view of some of the most beautiful places in the world with just a flick of our fingers, is it’s extremely efficient and highly extensive “Street View”. In addition to have had captured several cities, Google has also covered some of the most exquisite and breathtaking locations under it’s Street View program.

In it’s latest stint, Google has taken it’s Street View program to a much tinier domain. The “Miniatur Wunderland” in Hamburg, which is the largest model railway exhibition in the world, spans across 13,000 meters and consists of more than 200,000 tiny model citizens. It flashes seven sections: Harz, the fictitious city of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, Switzerland and a replicate from the Hamburg Airport. Google used tiny cameras attached to tiny vehicles that then treaded the tiny roads and tracks of the exhibition, gathering the tiniest detail there is, which live visitors would most likely miss out on.

According to Google, one can see a variety of real places designed with an eye for accuracy, such as: a soccer match in Hamburg’s stadium, a traditional town center in central Germany, a rowdy Oktoberfest celebration and a replica of the famous Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, and even the ski slopes of Austria. One can also glimpse the everyday lives of thousands of miniature citizens, as they bike, camp and dance their way around the Wunderland.

Among some other things to see in this miniature world is a view of from the valleys of the Grand Canyon, deep sea divers, farmers and a dancing crowd at a concert. The real catch here is that since the view is captured at the street level, you are bound to get a much better and wider view, a closer experience to actually being there and a chance to see details that you may not even see live at the museum.

With this sensational new addition, Google has once again proved it’s absolute mastery in the field of being innovative, by taking the street view to a whole new level of fab. You don’t wanna miss the video below.

Read the complete Official story here – http://google-latlong.blogspot.in/2016/01/the-best-things-come-in-small-street.html.

Image Credits: Google

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Parikshit Nath

Parikshit is a writer by heart and passionate about technology consulting and astronomy. Loves to spend time with his family and kids.

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