Google and Tauck’s collaboration brings Street View to the Danube

Google and Tauck’s collaboration brings Street View to the Danube

Tauck River Cruising has helped Google add images of the lower Danube River to the portfolio of global locations it has digitally chronicled via its Street View project.

The images include Tauck’s ms Treasures riverboat, where one of Google’s ‘Trekker’ cameras was positioned on the deck of the river boat last summer.

The images were recently uploaded to the collection of Street View panoramas on the Google website.

The camera filmed river images across Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania.

Highlights include Bratislava Castle, the Chain Bridge and Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest and the Franciscan Monastery and Church of St. Philip in the Croatian city of Vukovar.

The camera also captured views of the ms Treasures’ Compass Rose dining room, Panorama Lounge, Sun Deck and other areas.

The Trekker creates a 360-degree panoramic view with the help of 15 lenses, each pointed in a different direction.

The views captured by the different lenses are then digitally “stitched” together, resulting in the full panorama.

Viewers can change their viewpoint, looking up, down, left and right, by moving their computer mouse.

Dan Mahar, chief executive of Tauck, said: “Google is a true innovator and an undisputed leader in their field, and we like to think of ourselves in similar terms.

“We’re both continually pushing the boundaries in our respective industries, and it was great working with Google to chronicle Europe’s most iconic river – a place where Tauck has already brought great innovation.”

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