North Nias tourism sites and attractions can now be found on Google Maps and Google Earth. A while ago 180 images of beaches, waterfalls, cultural heritage sites, hotels and many other interesting places were uploaded and they have now been accepted by Google. This is a great tool for travelers who can now plan their visit to North Nias from anywhere in the world. It is also very useful for tourism planners and investors who can search for beautiful and interesting places in North Nias from their computer. With this application it is also possible to quickly assess things like accessibility, existing infrastructure, etc.
How does it work? Open Google maps and zoom in on Nias, the largest island west of Sumatra in Indonesia. North Nias Regency is the northern 1/4 of Nias Island. At the bottom of the screen there is a small arrow icon. Click on the arrow and a row of images will appear in the bottom of the screen. These images represent places on the map. As you zoom in or out, or move around the map the images will change, only showing sites that can be found on the map currently on the screen. By placing the cursor over an image, a line is drawn from the photo to the exact location where the photo was taken ( if it is entered correctly). It is also possible to click on the image and see an enlarged version.