Japan Has Created a Google Street View Just for Cats
It’s positioned for a cat’s height. Really.
Google’s most popular mapping features is now available for everyone’s favorite furry felines. Hiroshima’s tourism board reportedly created a Street View mapping application that’s positioned at the height of a cat, as reported by Vox and the Wall Street Journal.
The feature currently works for the city of Onimochi, allowing users to see the world through a cat’s eyes and explore restaurants and shops in the area.
“We were seeking to introduce a different way to look at our cities and offer a view of the streets that wasn’t available before,” a Hiroshima tourism official said in an interview with the Journal.
Per the publication:
"The map now covers a shopping arcade and surrounding areas in Onomichi, which is about 70 kilometers east of Hiroshima city. It includes most features seen on other interactive online maps, such as camera angle functions and details about local shops. It also has a selection of 11 pet cats kept in the area with links to their backgrounds."
You can play with the map here.
In other mapping news, check out Google’s new standalone Street View app.