Google Maps Business Photos Launched in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands

    May 1, 2012
    Drew Bowling
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At the beginning of 2012, Google Maps announced that it was now offering small businesses a chance to showcase their store interiors with Business Photos, the Street View-style interactive tour that can be stitched together with photographs taken by Google-associated photographers. Previously, the snazzy service was only available in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and France. As of today, though, Google Maps has added Canada, Ireland, and the Netherlands to the list.

Below you’ll see an example of Business Photos in action. For any readers with a taste for some fromage, the fromager Yves Chataigner should be a fun tour for you.

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Below is one of the stores that are currently featured in San Diego, California, called Casa Artelexia. The boutique specializes in handmade art and other decor from various regions in Mexico (hence all the neat Dia de los Muertos tchotchkes).

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If you’re a business owner and would like to give your shop the Business Photos treatment, Google has a list of Trusted Photographers (everything has to be in proper case with them, doesn’t it?) that you can get in touch with to take pictures of your store’s interior.

And since the Netherlands now have access to Business Photos, we can all eagerly await the addition of Amsterdam’s red light district to Google Maps’ offering of virtual tours.

[Via Lat Long Blog.]
  • http://www.smartsiteblog.com Smart Site

    Google is getting more and more powerful!
    It is a great branding opportunity and it will be really beneficial to local businesses! Make the best use of your advertisement banner and sign board…

  • http://www.mccabemarketing.ca Maureen McCabe, Marketer

    Your article indicates that is has been launched in Canada while the link provided is for ONLY US trusted photographers. Would appreciate the link for Canadians.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/drew-bowling Drew Bowling

      Yeah, that is a rub now that you mention it. The only suggestion I have is to fill out the request form for Google to add trusted photographers in your area.