Take a stroll through Ben Barreth’s Hacker House in Kansas City

Homes for Hackers founder Ben Barreth (above right, in cardboard cutout form) recently opened up the pad with the help of Google Street View Business Photos. The Hacker House rents space to developers, providing access to high-speed Google Fiber (and complementary towels, among other things) in the Kansas City Startup Village ...

You don’t have to be in Kansas City to take a look around Ben Barreth’s Hacker House.

Homes for Hackers founder Ben Barreth (above right, in cardboard cutout form) recently opened up the pad with the help of Google Street View Business Photos. The Hacker House rents space to developers, providing access to high-speed Google Fiber (and complementary towels, among other things) in the Kansas City Startup Village.

Joseph Lalli, the photographer who created the 3D tour, has made similar models for area businesses like coffee maker The Roasterie, Ingredient restaurant and Skylab Letterpress. These inside looks allow potential tenants and customers a chance to feast their eyes on a panoramic view of a business before ever setting foot inside.

Lalli is a Trusted Google Photographer, certified by Google to shoot maps that are hosted directly on Street View. A search of a business that has indoor mapping displays the store’s location within Street View, along with a tab to “See Inside.” Photographers like Lalli help take a Street View “passersby” off the street and into businesses. The technology also gives storeowners a leg up by bringing a 360-degree perspective of their locations directly to customers worldwide.

See for yourself by taking a virtual walk around the Kansas City Hacker House: 

 

Credits: Photo and Street View from Google

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