Local shops are embracing internet technology and allowing shoppers to browse their stores even when they are closed using a system similar to Google Street View.
Launched in 2007 and integrated into Google Map, Google Street View provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world.
Then in 2010 Google introduced indoor panoramic views of shops and other premises. These are shown as small orange circles on Google Map.
Three of the shops in Andover using this to enhance their websites are:
All three allow you to “walk around the shop” from the comfort of your computer allowing you to move around as you do on Google Street View – including looking up and down.