Introducing the Street View Partner Program

Street View is one of the most popular features of Google Maps. It already lets you virtually behold amazing sights like Yosemite's El Capitan and the Roman Coliseum without ever leaving your computer. So it's no wonder that, practically since the feature launched, organizations have been asking us how they can be displayed in Street View. Street View users have also chimed in with excellent suggestions ranging from universities to tourist destinations to racetracks. We've worked hard to implement some of the best ideas, and today we launched some of our first Street View partners, including Legoland California, Thunderhill Raceway, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and San Diego State University.

To accommodate all the enthusiasm and allow for more great additions, we are also excited to introduce the Street View Partner Program. Now, any organization or business can apply to have their property featured in Street View. Street View is available from Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google Maps for Mobile, and provides a unique platform to showcase your property to millions of users around the globe.

If you are the owner or authorized property manager of a university, tourist destination, outdoor shopping center, or any other interesting location, please visit our partner website and sign up for consideration. Displaying your property in Street View provides a number of benefits:
  • Build your global audience and encourage visitors via the #1 mapping site in the world.
  • Add Street View of your location to your website using our API.
  • Show off your property to users who might otherwise not be able to visit you.
  • Best of all, it's free!
While we can't accept every property into the program, we are committed to providing Street View for as many interesting locations as possible. We even built new Street View vehicles, like the pedal-powered Trike, to easily and safely collect locations with pedestrians, delicate terrain, or narrow paths.

Now you can get on the map in a whole new way! To get started, visit our partner website to learn more about the program and submit your property for consideration.

Posted by Philippe Dauman Jr., Content Partnerships

Monday, August 17, 2009 at 2:19 PM

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