Cat street view: the culmination of the Internet

After decades of hard work by engineers from around the world, the Internet may finally have revealed its final form: Cat street view.

The map was developed with the help of technicians who worked on Google Street View, The Wall Street Journal reported, and the same equipment was used to capture the images.

Although TechCrunch reports it was created as a tourism promotion by Hiroshima prefecture in Japan, anyone who has been accepted into cat-servitude (or has spent any amount of time online), knows otherwise.

Currently only available in Japanese, the map focuses on a shopping district in Onomichi City.

The district is known for its large number of friendly street cats, destinations such as Neko no Hosomichi (Cat Alley), and a museum dedicated entirely to maneki-neko: the lucky cat figurines with a beckoning paw.

Onomichi is about 70km east of Hiroshima city and the prefecture said it plans to add more locations to the map in October, including the Misode Shrine area.

Cat Street View - Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Cat Street View – Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

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Cat street view: the culmination of the Internet