"Street View" of UAH campus now available

View Larger UAH Google Street View Map

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (August 7, 2014) – Now you can visit The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) without ever leaving your home!

Today Google Maps launched its Street View feature for university campuses, and included among them is UAH. To access it, simply search for UAH on Google Maps, click on the Pegman to highlight the Street View imagery available, and then drag and drop him to the desired location on campus.

UAH's addition to the feature is a long time in the making, and required the collection of 360-degree panoramas of the pedestrian-friendly pathways that make up the university's campus. So last spring, Google Maps sent a Street View Trekker to UAH to gather the images needed.

A Street View camera platform, the Trekker comprised a wearable backpack with a camera system on top. There were 15 lenses at the top of the mast, each pointed in a different direction, which enabled the creation of a 360-degree panoramic view.

After the photos were gathered, they were then "stitched" together using computer processing to create 360-degree horizontal and 290-degree vertical panoramic street level images. Cutting-edge face-blurring technology was also applied to ensure the privacy of all passers-by inadvertently captured by the Trekker.

Now, with the images uploaded and launched, the campus is officially "open" to virtual visitors, giving prospective students – and parents – a panoramic snapshot of what life is like in the Charger Nation.

For more information, contact:
UAH Office of Marketing and Communications
omc@uah.edu


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