Yandex Invites Users to Saint Petersburg

Internet, February 9, 2010. Saint Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities of the world, now has panoramic views of its streets on Yandex.Maps. Now web users can take a tour around the city to see the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the famed Nevsky Prospekt or Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Virtual travelers can also visit neighboring Petergof, Pushkin, Pavlovsk, Kronstadt, Vyborg or Gatchina.

Panoramic views option allows to view images of the city, zoom in and out and move the viewpoint to view the place as if walking along the street. For those who are new to the city, this option helps getting around – see what a hotel they’ve booked looks like, Astoria for instance. And those who actually live in the city can send to the coming visitors a link to Yandex.Maps to show them their destination.

Panoramic views of Saint Petersburg and its satellite towns have been created for Yandex by neq4. To read about how panoramic views are made, please visit the company blog (in Russian).

In addition to panoramic views of Saint Petersburg, Yandex.Maps also offers a detailed map of the city, satellite images, metro map and the map of road junctions. Business search and traffic map are also available.

Contact:
Media Relations
Vladimir Isaev, Ochir Mandzhikov
Phone: +7 495 739-7000
E-mail: pr@yandex-team.com

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