Finally, Kenya Gets Google Street View

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Kenya has finally joined 45 countries and a number of metropolitan areas around the globe where Google has launched its popular Google Street View map service.

The feature allows one to explore and navigate a neighborhood virtually through panoramic street-level images.

The announcement was made on Monday at the first Google for Kenya, where the company outlined its strategy and commitment to contribute to the country’s economic and social growth.

From Daily Nation.   Story by HILLARY KIMUYU.

Google launched Street View in Kenya with 9,500 kilometres of beautiful imagery of Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Nakuru, Nyeri and Malindi available on Google Maps and accessible to everyone around the world.

Kenya’s Minister for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala attended the launch event in Nairobi and said the map service would help the country’s tourism industry.

“Google Street View will bring Kenya to the world by enabling a global audience to virtually explore our cities, other urban centres and other places of interest and also bring the world to Kenya by whetting a user’s appetite to physically visit a place of interest that they have experienced virtually.

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