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Google’s ‘Dog View’ Is Basically ‘Street View’ Thru A Cute Pup’s Line Of Vision
By Mikelle Leow, 08 Mar 2018
Composite image by DesignTAXI. Logo via Wikimedia Commons, background video screenshot via Google Japan
Google’s ‘Street View’ is pretty cool on its own, though one possible flaw it might have is that it only offers mini excursions from a human’s point-of-view.
It’s time to hit the woof, as the tool’s newest feature grants you a fluffy tour guide who will show you around hotspots with its short, stubby legs.
Google Japan’s ‘Dog View’ has cuddly pups leading virtual sightseers around the Odata region in Akita, which is home of—you guessed it—the cuddly Akita breed.
A notable highlight is the famous Hachiko statue, which honors a loyal dog who waited for its owner every day at a nearby station for nine years after his passing.
You can check out the Google Japan Blog to find out which areas support ‘Dog View’. Have a preview in the video below.
[via Mashable, video via Google Japan, images via various sources]
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