Bucharest. The first online street navigation service in the Eastern Europe, Norc.ro (www.norc.ro) announced today that it has updated some of the most important Romanian street panoramas, in Bucharest and for the centre of Timisoara.
March 25, 2010 (Newswire) - Bucharest. The first online street navigation service in the Eastern Europe, Norc.ro (www.norc.ro) announced today that it has updated some of the most important Romanian street panoramas, in Bucharest and for the centre of Timisoara, with the 2010 version of the images captured using its own technology.
Norc.ro is a urban orientation service with streetview visualisations, that allow users to navigate through them in any browser, even full-screen. In addition, any panorama can be stored in the user's account or may be sent to friends via a 'panolink' (a link to a Norc panorama).
The 2010 edition, containing over 230,000 panoramic images from Bucharest and Timisoara replaces the 2008 edition, bringing a better picture quality and a greater degree of detail to the streetview experience. For this, Norc.ro has been heavily investing in its own system of collecting and processing panoramic images.
"Starting today you can see on Norc.ro even what was built in Bucharest by the end of last year, you can easily recognize the restaurant where you were last night, and a new office building where you have a meeting tomorrow," said Lucian Neagu, the manager of Norc.ro
Street panoramas, also called â€žstreet-view"are available on Norc.ro for Bucharest and 50 other big cities, using a digital map on which users can search by street names. Moreover, through Norc Recommendations Norc.ro offer users can add any point of interest to both maps and panoramas. And also any company, wherever it may be located throughout the country, can show its own offices on the map, and thus be marked on the digital map of Romania, and in the panoramas of that area, if available.
At this point, the panoramas that are available for Bucharest contain over 4,200 such points of interest marked both on digital map as well as in panoramas of the area in which they are located. These include: public transport, restaurants, bars and clubs, car services, shops, offices and subsidiaries of banks, schools, kindergartens, and much more. Nationwide, the number of points of interest available on Norc.ro has exceeded 10,000.
For any further details, please visit the Norc blog (http://blog.norc.eu/en/), the NORC Facebook page or the Twitter accounts Norc_ro (only in Romanian) and Norc_news (mixed audience, Romanian and international).
Alternatively, you can contact the social media communication agency STANDOUT / Ionut Oprea, +40721.614.964, firstname.lastname@example.org
NORC is an online urban orientation service developed by Extreme Group SRL in Romania since 2007, and covers several countries in Eastern Europe: Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Austria.
The visual map of Romania, the most developed version of the service, available at www.norc.ro includes three interactive elements of orientation: a digital map where one can search by street name, a module of street view and navigation through various photos of each street, through panoramas that allow both rotation and navigation along the streets and that can be displayed full-screen, and a directory of points of interest, located inside the map and inside the street panoramas.
Currently, the services of visual orientation of Norc.ro covers in Romania the capital city and other 50 major cities. Here, the visual guidance of Norc.ro highlights both points of interest in the area (restaurants, hospitals, pharmacies, kindergartens, etc.) through NORC Recommendations service, and also real estate offers of each area in part by NORC Real Estate service, both available for all the companies interested in locating their headquarters or their real estate offers on the map or inside panoramas.