Google Street View recently turned 15 and Google has revealed what Nigerians have clicked on the most over the past year.
Google Street View is a technology found in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides interactive panoramas from positions along many streets around the world.
Interestingly, in Nigeria, the Benin National Museum, Edo State; Oniru Beach Resort, Oniru, Lagos; the Bariga waterfront pier in Lagos; Nike Art Gallery, Lekki, Lagos; and the University of Ibadan in Oyo State were among the most clicked sites.
In the 15 years since its launch, Google Street View has come a long way.
Google says Street View has achieved incredible milestones, from going underwater to capture the Great Barrier Reef in 2012, to being available in VR in 2015, and exploring the “Top of the World” in Canada in 2017.
Today they say it has spread to over 100 countries and territories worldwide and captured over 10 million kilometers of footage, a distance.
Google Nigeria Street view
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Street View, Google Maps has released data that shows the most clicked beaches, museums and general points of interest in Nigeria over the past 12 months.
Over the past year, the most clicked beach in Nigeria has been Oniru Beach Resort, a private beach resort located in Lagos, Nigeria. Other top clicked beaches in Nigeria in the past year are Elegushi Royal Beach and Marwa Beach; both are also in Lagos State.
Benin City National Museum in Edo State, famous for its terracotta, bronze and cast iron artefacts related to the Benin Empire, was the most clicked museum in Nigeria last year.
In second and third place are the National War Museum in Umuahia, Abia State, which showcases Nigeria’s military history with relics from the Biafran-Nigerian Civil War and the Kalakuta Museum in Ikeja, Lagos , which preserves the artifacts of the legendary king of afrobeat. , Fela Kuti.
In Lagos State, Bariga Waterfront Pier, Nike Art Gallery and Lekki Conservation Center were the three most clicked places of interest in the country. Other areas of interest identified by Nigerian citizens include the University of Ibadan in Oyo State and the University of Benin in Edo State.
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai received the most clicks for all other landmarks, followed by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, and the Taj Mahal in India.
Here are the lists of the most clicked museums, beaches and points of interest in Nigeria in the last twelve months:
Best Museums in Nigeria
- National Museum of Benin City, Edo
- National War Museum, Umuahia, Abia
- Kalakuta Museum, Ikeja, Lagos
Best Beaches in Nigeria
Oniru Beach Resort
Elegushi Royal Beach Lekki Phase I Lagos
Top Points of Interest in Nigeria
Bariga Waterfront Pier – Lagos State
Nike Art Center – Lagos State
Lekki Conservation Center – Lagos State
University of Ibadan – Oyo State
Oniru Private Beach – Lagos State
Ikeja City Mall – Lagos State
Pizza Hut Lekki – Lagos State
University of Benin – Edo State
Cosjane Mall – Lagos
Top 10 points of interest in the world
- Burj Khalifa – United Arab Emirates
- Eiffel Tower – France
- Taj Mahal – India
- Statue of Liberty – United States
- Christ the Redeemer – Brazil
- Rhyolite Labyrinth – United States
- Giza Necropolis – Egypt
- The White House – United States
- Colosseum – Italy
- National Monument – Indonesia
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