Hawaii hiking trails to be on Google Street View

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 27, 2013 at 7:37 pm •  Published: June 27, 2013
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On the Big Island, Hawaii Forest & Trail guides carrying the trekker device will walk along more than 20 state and national park trails by the end of September.

Hawaii Forest & Trail will mail memory cards with the images to Google, which will process the data. Photos from 15 cameras in the trekker will be stitched together for a 360-degree panorama, Rapoport said.

The images should be online by the end of the year or early next year, said Jay Talwar, chief marketing officer of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau.

The project is a partnership between Google and the visitors bureau, which promotes the state to North American markets. The agency plans to expand the effort to the rest of the state. It's currently looking for partners who will take Street View images of trails on other Hawaii islands.