BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – A photographer from Google was in town today taking pictures of several Buffalo Niagara Partnership businesses to create a virtual online tour.

This service, facilitated through the Buffalo Niagara Partnership helps enhance local businesses by being able to show consumers the inside view of their operation. The photographer used a special camera to take the photographs that will create a 360 degree panorama. You may have used google street view before, it’s a similar process, but inside.

This will help show off local businesses, and what they have to offer. Anyone can take a virtual tour and decide if they want to eat at that certain restaurant, or visit a certain area. In turn, this will bring great exposure to many spots in Western New York.