Google to put Limerick on map

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LIMERICK is to be one of five Irish cities to be included in Google’s new Street View feature.

The famous search engine is to produce a facility which will allow the public to view streets in Ireland in detail, via the internet. The facility is already available for a number of cities around the world, and is integrated into the Google Maps and Google Earth features.

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With this advanced facility it will be possible to see digital photographs, which provide a panoramic view of the city’s streets. It will even be possible to zoom in on details such as the name of a particular Limerick shop on a PC, which should prove to be of great assistance to locals and tourists alike.

The photo -taking will begin in Dublin next week and will continue on to Limerick, Galway, Cork and Waterford.

So, if a black car is spotted roaming the streets with a five foot high camera apparatus mounted to the roof, fear not. It is nothing more than Google researching their latest innovative project, which should prove a boost for Limerick tourism.