Google Street View now includes WWU campus

Western Washington University’s campus can now be viewed with Google Maps’ Street View application.

Google surveyed the campus last summer using a tricycle specially modified to collect photos in areas not accessible by Google’s Street View car.

The effort, a partnership between the university and Google, has produced an interactive, 360-degree virtual tour of WWU.

“Western has one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, said Paul Cocke, WWU’s communications director, in a press release. “Google Maps’ 360-degree photos of campus will allow prospective students and other visitors to see our university close-up and to better understand our campus geography before visiting.”

WWU joins other universities, including UCLA, San Diego State, Penn State, the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth that are also partnering with Google.

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