The virtual tour technology will be showcased at area firms on March 24 and 25.
COBB COUNTY, GA -- Cobb County businesses will be able to show 360-degree panoramic views of their interiors online in a new partnership between the county's Chamber of Commerce and Google Street View, Patch has learned.
The virtual tour technology will be showcased at area businesses on March 24 and 25.
Having virtual tour-capability attached to an online business has an added benefit: It helps the firm's Google Maps and Search rankings.
To get the virtual tour footage, Google Street View sends a professional team out to take high-resolution panoramic images. The team then publishes the photos directly into the Google business listing. They also provide a copy of the images to the business to post on social media or their respective websites.
The chamber met with the Google Street View team last month, enlisting several area entities -- including Life University, Capital Cadillac, Bells Ferry Learning Center, West Cobb Church and others -- into a dry run.
Image via Google Street View