The Taj Mahal, the Ajanta and Ellora caves, and Qutub Minar, an ancient Islamic monument, are three structures that will be featured on Google Maps, as well as on the company’s world wonders site. Google’s Trekker, a backpack that has a camera attached to it, will capture footage of the monuments. Designed to go places that most wheeled vehicles can’t, it has already seen Mount Fuji, the Galapagos Islands, the streets of Venice and the Grand Canyon.
For its part, however, India has given Google some trouble in the past, according to BGR. The company tried to map Bangalore’s streets two years ago, but ran into regulatory roadblocks that forced it to call off the project.
After teaming with Indian organizations, though, Google’s latest effort is off to a better start.
“We believe that the new panoramic imagery of 100 Indian monuments will not only allow people to interact with our country’s culture in new ways, but also digitally preserve India’s heritage for future generations,” Pravin Srivastava, director general of the archeological survey, said in a statement.
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