First Irish Person to win Google Award
Winning one of just seven European Awards which are given by Google to ‘Trusted Photographers’ really rounded off Olver Murray’s first year in the Google Business View Programme.
Oliver will be attending the award ceremony at Google’s European Headquarters, Googolplex in Zurich in January 2015.
As a Google Trusted Photographer he has been trained and accredited to supply Google Business View Virtual Tours.
Google Business View allows a business to invite customers inside with a virtual tour of their premises.
The virtual tour shows upon Google Search, Google Maps, Google Street View and Google+.
Companies can enhance their presence across Google with a premium-quality, 360º virtual tour powered by Street View technology.
The premium quality photo shoots work around the schedule of the business, and the results are live on Google in just a few weeks.
Business View is easily embedded on the website of the business with the Google Maps API or simple HTML
It’s simple, fast and affordable, with a single up-front payment and no ongoing fees.
Other awards Oliver collected this year included Gold status as a ‘Google Trusted Photographer’ and a Google Photographer ‘Top Performer Award’
The Google European Award was given in recognition of our work on the Bank of Ireland virtual tour of The National Ploughing Association National Ploughing Championships 2014.
A total of just seven awards are made to Google Trusted Photographers with the other six going to photographers in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Switzerland.
This is the first time an Irish photographer has won a Google European Photography Award.