Take A Tour Inside The White House Using Google Maps Street View


Okay, it’s stuff like this that makes it hard not to love Google. The Google Art project has teamed up with the Street View team to allow anyone in the world to take a virtual 360 degree tour of the White House, using nothing but Google Maps. You can actually take the very same public walking tour from your Android device, as if you were there in person.

As someone who hasn’t traveled much, this is a fun way for me to take a tour, I might not have otherwise seen in my entire life. The fellas at Google even used their powerful HD cameras to capture super high-resolution pics of all the artwork, allowing users to zoom all the way in to brush level, viewing every stoke of paint used to craft these historical paintings. It’s amazing and I can’t wait to share this with my friends and family. You can take the virtual tour for yourself on your computer using the link below, or on your Android device by looking up the White House, and then diving into Street View. Pretty cool, huh?

[Google Art Project | Via Gizmodo | Ubergizmo]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. When I visited Washington DC in the summer of 1991 on a Sacramento to DC and back Amtrak trip, I and my dad got a Secret Service tour of the White House, which you could ONLY get through your Congressman, who at the time was Richard Stallings as we were living in Pocatello, Idaho.  Sadly, you can no longer get that tour, and you miss things that the Secret Service Tour got you into.  Now everybody has to go through the ticket thing. I feel lucky to have seen it when I did, before 9 11 and the whole “secure everybody and everything” bit. One of our Congressman’s interns also took us on a tour of the Congress, and we got to see him speaking (in support of building the International Space Station), good times! Google is nice, but nothing beats seeing it in person! :D

      1. Well get on it then! :D lol We missed seeing the president (George H.W. Bush at the time) though, he was just leaving in the Presidential Limo for somewhere as we were getting in, probably going to golf lol I was 19 at the time and a Freshman at Idaho State University, to be 19 again! Not that 40 is old, but 19 would be cool again :D lol I would like to meet President Obama someday.

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