Google virtual visit

Written by Rédaction - 01 Oct 2013, 00:00 (Updated: 12 Jan 2022, 04:27)
Google virtual visit
As soon as the sun rises over Silicon Valley, the internet world awaits what surprise Google has in store. Is it an interactive doodle? A new feature? Modified an algorithm? Is a service shutting down?

With the launch of Street View in fall 2011, Google made it possible to enter into Brussels establishments for a 360° virtual tour. With the help of one of the photographers at, we are happy to provide you with this service. Thomas Blairon, our photographer, tells us more about it…

Could you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Thomas, and I have been part of the photography team for for several years. After my studies at INRACI, I started working with the press before shifting to the business sector. I put together documentaries, take portraits, do architectural photographs,… I also worked in my passion for model making by starting to do aerial photography via a drone. I am always interested in the latest technology in this sector, so I was naturally drawn to the Google virtual visits.

How do you create the virtual visits?

After setting up a meeting with a business, I go to the location to take the necessary pictures. Depending on the location and the number of photos needed, the shoot takes 1 to 2 hours. I do the post-production back at my office and then put the virtual visit online.

Where is this panorama view visible?

Virtual visits online can be accessed through different Google tools like Maps, Street View or Google Places. It will also show up in search results. And we will integrate it on BrusselsLife client pages. Don’t hesitate to visit the Grimbergen Café page to get an idea.

Can the business owner put the virtual visit on other pages?

Of course! Thanks to the integrative code, it is very easy to work it into the business’ website or to share it on social networks.

How can I set-up a virtual visit for my establishment?

In order to devote 100% of my time to what I know how to do, photography, I am going to leave the commercial part to Please feel free to contact them at [email protected].

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