A couple of us here at Techaeris call the Windy City (or at least the immediate surrounding area) home. We’re just a short ride away from the sights, the shows, the sports, the dining, everything that makes the city of Chicago truly great. For anyone that might not be so lucky, or may just want to tour some of the city’s landmarks from the comfort of their own home, Google has got you covered. Street View has been expanding in scope over the years. What started as a way to recognize your destination more easily, Street View now provides detailed maps of the insides of stores, gives you a fish-eye-view of the Great Barrier Reef, and even allows for a virtual tour of the moon.
As part of this expansion, Street View has explored culturally significant locations such as the Taj Mahal and the pyramids of Giza, scientifically important spots like CERN and NASA, naturally beautiful areas in Yosemite and Mount Fuji, and many many more. Recently, Street View has started to add popular tourist locations around the world, and Chicago has its fair share of those.
The most recent update to Chicago’s Street View repertoire includes the Chicago Riverwalk, DePaul University campus, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, and Toyota Park. This is in addition to the areas already included on Street View such as Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain, Lincoln Park Zoo, and others.
Come take a virtual stroll through some of Chicago’s landmarks. Let us know what interesting things you find in the comments below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: ChicagoInno