Washington, DC -- The Obama administration and Mountain View-based Google have teamed to launch a 360-degree virtual online tour of the White House. Utilizing the same "Street View" cameras it uses as part of its Maps tool, Google captured all of the rooms included in the public White House tour, using high-resolution imaging to showcase details of art and furnishings. Among the highlights is a "gigapixel" look of the famous Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington, which allows viewers to even see spelling errors included in the masterpiece. "Thousands of people have walked these halls and gazed at the artwork," said First Lady Michelle Obama in an introductory video. "And now you can do all of that without leaving your home."
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/04/03/go-behind-scenes-google-captures-white-house (Behind the scenes)