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Google Mapping in Cottonwood Island Park

Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 5:58 AM


Tasha Peterson  has a bird in the hand….photo 250News

Prince George, B.C.-  The Google Street View Trekker  continues its work in  Northern B.C. with a walk  through Cottonwood Island Park.

Destination British Columbia and the Northern BC Tourism Association joined forces  with Google to bring  the  trekker here  to capture  the region’s natural beauty for Google Maps.

Yesterday,  a team of Google Street Trekkers  was  discovered in Cottonwood Island Park by a  250News photographer,  who  taught  google trekker Tasha Peterson  how  to  entice a chickadee to eat right out of your hand.

The  odd looking backpack Tasha is carrying  can collect  360 panoramic images.  There are 15 cameras atop the back pack, taking  photos every couple of seconds .

This  project is the  largest “trekker” mapping project  ever  undertaken by Google Maps and  a Provincial Tourism agency.  It will cover 1,500 kms of  areas not accessible by  vehicles and wraps up at the end of this month.

With  google maps used by a billion  people every month,   having the  street view of  what  Super Natural B.C. has to offer  can be a  very positive  marketing tool  for Northern B.C. Tourism.

All of the images are expected to be uploaded to Google Maps  for pubic  viewing  next year.



A great project.

Tell us how to entice chickadees to visit.


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