Back in 2010, Google started a project in selected cities worldwide to take photographs of business interiors taking 360-degree photographs of businesses, with their permission, to highlight the qualities that make their locations stand out. Moving now a step further, Google brings the pilot program to India, starting with Hyderabad and rolling out to several other cities.
The photographs are shot by Google appointed photographers who work directly with the business owner to arrange a time to do the photo shoot. The images will show prospective customers the interiors, decor, merchandise — and all of this will be done at no cost to the business owner. The panoramic photos will appear alongside other still photos on a business’ Place Page and can help potential customers get a better sense of what an establishment has to offer and if they’d like to visit it in person.