We’ve always been fascinated with opportunities of exploring various locations, anywhere in the world. Maps are great, but they’re just - maps: very flat and too high up in the sky. Street view solutions, on the other hand, are amazing, but we’ve always felt too confined among the buildings and trees, not being able to see what’s beyond. At times, we even felt a bit claustrophobic.
With advent of aerial imaging platforms (aka drones), while everyone was filming locations or taking photos, we came up with idea to capture aerial panoramas, connect them together and create the missing layer, something like street view, but from above.
That’s how Okolo was born - a service where everyone can not only explore, but also actively participate in creating aerial panos and tours, covering their share of this planet we call home.