(Digital Press Release) - WILMINGTON, NC – February 4, 2015 - Crystal Glass, owner of Crystal Glass Photography, a Google Maps Business View Trusted Photographer in Wilmington, NC, has received a national award for most creative use of Google Maps API. Glass was invited to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California January 23, 2015 to accept this award.
Out of over one thousand “Google Trusted Photographers” in the United Stated and Canada, only seven won an award, and Glass was one of them. The award was personally given to Glass by Arjun Raman, Program Director of the Google Maps Business View program. Before the national award, Glass has been a monthly award winner for 14 consecutive months for local Google Maps 360 tours in Wilmington, NC , and coastal businesses in both North and South Carolina.
“It’s been truly an honor to be apart of Google’s Maps program for virtual tours, but even more so to receive an award that helps our local businesses,” says owner Crystal Glass.
Glass and her business, Crystal Glass Photography, is an authorized Google Maps Business View Photographer that can only gain this authorization via rigorous training from Google headquarters, testing and passing continual quality control standards. The Google Maps Business View product is a series of high quality images stitched together to create a “See Inside” virtual tour of a local business. “Imagine the Google street view car driving inside your business to create a virtual experience tied directly with your Google Maps “street view location.” Said Glass.
Since these tours are a Google Product, they appear directly into a business’s local Google search, Google+ local pages and can be embedded into a business owners website, used for marketing purposes, newsletters and more. Prices range from a one-time fee of $299 and up, and they are yours to keep.