Google car will feature Cotonera and old Maltese towns and cities

Malta’s roads are about to enter into a further phase of the digital era. As from tomorrow Google will be working on its project Street Views and this will enable a worldwide audience in a few months’ time to have the possibility of exploring Malta’s roads and buildings on their computer, tablet or mobile.

For the first time Malta’s roads will appear on the internet via Google Maps, an initiative by this gigantic company which will enhance Malta’s tourism publicity. The project will start off tomorrow in Valletta’s roads via a car with a car-roof camera taking pictures from all angles.

These pictures will feature historical places as well as touristic attractions. The process will continue throughout October. Current plans for the virtual map of Malta’s roads will not only include Valletta’s roads but also roads in three Cotonera cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea, together with roads in Żabbar, Żejtun, Qormi, Żebbuġ, Siġġiewi, Rabat and Mdina.

Google began its Street Views project nine years ago in May following the success of its Google Maps.

To ensure privacy the pictures will not feature faces of passers-by and will not feature vehicle registration numbers as these will be screened off by specialised technology.

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