Google Street View Takes a Virtual Tour of the White House

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Fresh from a jaunt along the Rio Negro, Google is digitizing the interior of the First Family's mansion. Now you can leisurely wander around the White House without being detained by the Secret Service.


Google's employing the same 360-degree HD cameras as it uses to document museums and art galleries for the Google Art Project which launched last year. The virtual tour will follow the same route as the public walking tour you'd get if you actually visited the White House.

"Thousands of people have walked these halls and gazed at the artwork," the First Lady said in a statement, "They've examined the portraits of Washington, Lincoln and Kennedy. They have imagined the history that has unfolded her. And now you can do all of that without leaving your home." Head over to the Google Art Project's White House page to look around. [Ubergizmo]