I don’t know if it’s obvious from this blog that I’m a geek. I love social media, internet tech, and I tend to be an early adopter of new and shiny online toys. When Google announced its new World Wonders Project, I had to check it out.
The World Wonders Project uses Google’s Street View technology to make world heritage sites available to users with on-the-ground 360-degree views. Currently the World Wonders Project offers 132 historic sites in 18 counties. There are nine sites in the United States including one from my state, Florida Southern College, which has the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.
Australia features three sites: Kakadu National Park, the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, and Shark Bay. You can click on the sidebar for Information, Videos, and Photography.
I’m disappointed with the selections and the Street View images. Japan, Italy, France, and Spain have some impressive sites and images. I think Google could have done better with the United States and Australia. For the U.S., I would have included the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon. For Australia, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef should be on there.
It’s a new project and Google expects to add more sites. What would you like to see in Google’s new World Wonders Project?