Google Maps Updated with Glorious Street Views of The Grand Canyon

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Google Maps has changed the way we navigate the world, whether it’s planning out a trip (or adjusting on the fly), using your smartphone to figure out where the dang ballet studio is, having a Street View look at the town you’re about to move to, and so on, and the service just keeps getting better.

This fall, Google announced that it was sending a team of Googlers to hike the Grand Canyon wearing backpacks called “Trekkers” (which weigh 40 pounds!) upon which are mounted 360-degree cameras (with a 15-lens system!), and apparently those people have been busy. Google announced that 75 miles of trails and roads in and around the Grand Canyon are now available for viewing.

Google Street View Grand Canyon

Google Street View Grand Canyon

Areas including the Bright Angel Trail, Kaibab Trail, Meteor Crater, and of course sections of the Colorado River are there for the clicking. As if we didn’t give you reason enough already today to procrastinate at work.
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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Jan 31 2013 2:42 PM

That's pretty awesome right there. I've never been but so want to see it some day.

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scolaner replied on Thu, Jan 31 2013 4:08 PM

Look at it in full screen...it'll break your heart.

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realneil replied on Thu, Jan 31 2013 7:54 PM

Dave_HH:
That's pretty awesome right there. I've never been but so want to see it some day.

When I lived on the West Coast, I was closer to it, so I've been several times. It's well worth it to go.

 

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