Google Street View turns 15, reveals what Nigerians clicked most in past year
Google Street View has turned 15 and it revealed what Nigerians clicked on the most in the past years.
Within its one and half decade of existence, Google Street View had from going underwater to capture the Great Barrier Reef in 2012, being available in VR in 2015, to exploring the ‘Top of the World’ in Canada in 2017.
The technology has achieved milestones and subsequently expanded to more than 100 countries and territories around the world and captured more than 10 million miles of imagery–a distance that could circle the globe more than 400 times.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Google Maps has released data, which showed the most clicked beaches, museums and general points of interest in Nigeria over the past 12 months.
The most clicked beach in Nigeria over the past year is Oniru Beach Resort, a privately owned beach resort located in Lagos. Other top beaches clicked in Nigeria in the past year are Elegushi Royal Beach and Marwa Beach; both located in Lagos.
The National Museum in Benin City, Edo State, famous for its terracotta, bronze and cast iron artifacts of the Benin Empire was the most clicked on the museum in Nigeria. In second and third positions is the National War Museum in Umuahia, Abia State which showcases the military history of Nigeria with relics from the Biafra-Nigerian Civil War and Kalakuta Museum in Ikeja, Lagos, which preserves the artifacts of the legendary King of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti.
All in Lagos State, the Bariga Waterfront Jetty, Nike Art Gallery, and Lekki Conservation Centre, were the three most clicked on places of interest in the country. Other places of interest identified by citizens in Nigeria include the University of Ibadan, in Oyo State and the University of Benin in Edo State.
Globally, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, received the most clicks for any other place of interest, followed by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and the Taj Mahal in India.