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UPDATE: ‘Jump’ into UBCO, Predator Ridge on Google

Google is getting up close and personal with parts of the Okanagan.
Google Maps has included two places in the valley in its enhanced street view imagery.
A 360-degree view of UBC Okanagan in Kelowna and the Predator Ridge Resort in Vernon can now be viewed within Google Maps.
Aaron Brindle, a spokesperson for Google Canada, says UBCO and Predator Ridge submitted applications to Google to collect street views for their location.
“We wanted to make sure we went to places of interest to users,” Brindle said.
Images of both locations were collected this past June. Brindle says the company used a three-wheeled pedi-cab with an eight foot tall telescopic camera to capture the images.
Users can roam through the fairways at Predator Ridge, checking out each tee-off and taking in a panoramic view of the area.
At UBCO, users can explore the campus and check out various buildings such as the Arts and Sciences Building, the Engineering Building and student residences.
Google Maps added 56 new locations in B.C. to its enhanced street view imagery in the latest update, and Brindle says users can expect more enhanced street views in the Okanagan.
“It’s safe to say there will be more places in the region in the future,” he said.
“It’s part of our philosophy of building the world’s most comprehensive and usable map. Maps ten years ago were about intersections and streets. We have a much richer understanding of what a real comprehensive map is these days,” he said.
Click here to enter the street view of UBC Okanagan and here to check out Predator Ridge.
 

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