Google Street View will be starting to go through the roads of Macedonia on September 29th, giving a new treatment to the usage of Google Technology in the roads of Macedonia. First places that will benefit from the 360 panorama pictures include Skopje, Tetovo, Kumanovo, Prilep, Ohrid and Bitola and other towns and villages.
Skopje Street View started as an experimental project, with several computers into the back of an SUV, stuck cameras, lasers, and a GPS device on top. The project has come a long way since the launch in 2007 in US, and now it has expanded to many places around the world, including countries in the region like Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, part of Serbia, Greece, etc. The plan for Google Street View is to start with Skopje and move then towards other towns and cover as much of the road network as possible.
In the coming weeks there will be a big presence of Google’s cars on the streets of Macedonia which will be attracting a lot of excitement among local tech enthusiasts. With Google Maps now seeing more than one billion users per month and over 20 percent of search queries on Google being location-related, it’s likely that demand for this type of digital imagery is set to grow.