Sunday, 23 November 2014 11:12

Ulaanbaatar joins “Google Street View” first from Central Asia

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In the line with the “Smart Ulaanbaatar” program approved in 2014 by the Citizens Representatives Council of Ulaanbaatar, the mayor of capital city  Bat-Uul E. and Susan Pointer - Senior Director Public Policy & Govt. Relations Asia Pacific Middle East Africa Russia, Google Inc., have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Ulaanbaatar city administration and Google Inc.

The goal of the MoU is to promote the city, strengthen its economic competitiveness, and develop tourism through collaboration with Google Maps, Google Street View, Google Cultural Institute, and Google Art projects.

Based on work conducted by Google over a two-year period,  Google Street View was officially launched  in Mongolia during a ceremony at Chinggis Khaan Square on October 22, 2014.

Google Street View allows users take a virtual "walk" online through cities around the world, such as New York, Paris, Hong Kong, and now, Ulaanbaatar, and view scenes of documented streets, avenues, squares, museums, restaurants, and buildings on Google Maps.
Nearly 8 million kilometers of panoramic scenes in 4,000 cities in 60 countries across the world have been captured by Google Street View. With the launch of project, Mongolia becomes the first country from the Central Asian region and 61st country in the world to be a part of the Google Street View project.