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Google's Street View to Add Galapagos Islands

Google Maps Street View feature allows users to explore destinations throughout the world at street-level, providing 360-degree virtual tours of some of the most interesting places on earth. From Antarctica to the Swiss Alps, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Grand Canyon, Street View takes people to the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, inside some of the globe's finest art galleries, and within close reach of world landmarks both above and under water from the comfort of their desk chair or couch.


Google Maps Street View feature allows users to explore destinations throughout the world at street-level, providing 360-degree virtual tours of some of the most interesting places on earth. From Antarctica to the Swiss Alps, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Grand Canyon, Street View takes people to the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, inside some of the globe's finest art galleries, and within close reach of world landmarks both above and under water from the comfort of their desk chair or couch.

No collection of the natural wonders of the world would be complete without including the infamous Galapagos Islands, and soon this remote archipelago will be added to Street View so that users can navigate the Galapagos volcanic landscapes and sight some of its abundant wildlife from home or school. Google expects to add the Galapagos Islands to Street View by the end of 2013.

Google has already sent a group of hikers to the Galapagos to map out its extensive network of trails and plunging volcanic craters and to capture high-quality panoramic images of the islands marine and land creatures. This team used special Android-operated cameras called "Trekkers", which have 15 lenses positioned at different angles; these cameras take photos nearly every 2.5 seconds and then the footage is stitched together for 360-degree views. Since the Trekkers are attached to the hikers and backpacks, they are also able to capture difficult corners and crevices.

Beyond its unavoidable aesthetic function, which may draw more tourists to the region by inspiring users to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Galapagos in person, scientists at the Charles Darwin Research Station also hope its inclusion in Street View will become an educational tool both in and outside the classroom.

The Galapagos Islands, also known as the "Enchanted Islands," attract tens of thousands of tourists a year for their fascinating geological history and fearless wildlife.



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