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Google has hired photographers to take panoramic pictures inside hundreds of shops and other businesses in Wellington and Auckland so their interiors can be viewed within Google Maps.

The internet search giant is seeking permission before filming inside business’ premises. It said it might use the photos in unnamed future applications, but business owners could ask that they be removed from the web.

Google is understood to have engaged eight photographers for the “Business Photos” project. One said the interiors of about 200 Wellington firms had been snapped over the past two months and the response from business owners had been overwhelmingly positive. “Pretty much everyone is keen.”

via Tom Pullar-Strecker stuff.co.nz