Vermont Statehouse Opens Its Doors to Google Maps | Tech | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice
Pin It

Vermont Statehouse Opens Its Doors to Google Maps 

Vermont's historic Statehouse is a veritable museum, and one of the state's most popular tourist attractions. But you no longer have to trek to Montpelier to see it — thanks to Google Street View, you can take a highly detailed tour online.

Google held a press conference at the Statehouse today to launch its tour of the Capitol — one of 1000 iconic locations worldwide that Google Maps added today to its virtual collection. In addition to the Statehouse, Street View's high-resolution, panoramic images make it possible to “visit” places such as a zoo in Singapore and the peaceful canals in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

"Google’s mission is to make the world's information accessible to everyone," said Matt Dunne, Google’s Head of Community Affairs. Dunne was joined by Statehouse curator David Schutz, Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell (D-Windsor) and representatives from the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. 

Dunne, a former state representative and state senator, is intimately familiar with the Statehouse. He spoke before the unveiling of the tour of his former workplace, which is the first state capitol to have its interior photographed by Google Maps. 

Did you appreciate this story?

Show us your ❤️ by becoming a Seven Days Super Reader.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!


Pin It

More by 7D Staff

About The Author

7D Staff


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Recent Comments

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2019 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation