“Call me Google.”

A member of the Google Street View team navigates the Google Trolley through the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

A member of the Google Street View team navigates the Google Trolley through the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Herman Melville couldn’t have imagined a more fantastic world-wandering voyage, and all with the click of a mouse or touch of a smartphone.

The Google Maps team recently visited the New Bedford Whaling Museum, deploying its Street View Trolley to create a virtual walk-through by taking multiple photos that will later be stitched into 360-degree “panoramics” and shared on Google Maps.

Many of the nation’s great museums have been mapped using this technology, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dubbed the Art Project, more than 180 international museums have partnered to make their interior spaces navigable through Google’s global mapping platforms.

We look forward to the release of the new panoramic images of the Whaling Museum in the coming months to help people around the world virtually visit and preview the Museum as well.

One response to ““Call me Google.”

  1. this is amazing! so cool cant wait to see this!

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