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Exploring the Grand Canyon on Google Maps

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On February 3, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Digital Media,Weekend | Comments Disabled

Ryan Falor, Product Manager of Google Maps posted this on Googleblog [1]

Whether you’re planning an upcoming hike, or want to learn more about the Earth’s geological history, Google Maps can help. Today, we’re releasing panoramic imagery of one of the world’s most spectacular national monuments: the Grand Canyon. These beautiful, interactive images cover more than 75 miles of trails and surrounding roads, making our map of this area even more comprehensive, accurate and easy to use than ever before.

Take a walk down the narrow trails and exposed paths of the Grand Canyon: hike down the famous Bright Angel Trail [2], gaze out at the mighty Colorado River [3], and explore scenic overlooks [4] in full 360-degrees. You’ll be happy you’re virtually hiking once you get to the steep inclines of the South Kaibab Trail [5]. And rather than drive a couple hours to see the nearby Meteor Crater [6], a click of your mouse or tap of your finger will transport you to the rim of this otherworldly site.

A breathtaking 360-degree view from the famous Bright Angel Trail



The Colorado River, one of the many impressive scenes in the Grand Canyon View Larger Map [7]

A breathtaking 360-degree view from the famous Bright Angel Trail View Larger Map [8]




Click for virtual experience

Source: Google [1]

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[1] Googleblog: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/exploring-grand-canyon-on-google-maps.html

[2] Bright Angel Trail: https://www.google.com/maps?ll=36.065096,-112.137107&spn=0.285295,0.528374&cbp=12,41.91,,0,9.06&layer=c&panoid=Fa-wHCWazJG6bn7ZjISQCA&t=m&z=12&cbll=36.065096,-112.137107

[3] mighty Colorado River: https://www.google.com/maps?ll=36.09956,-112.106834&spn=0.28517,0.528374&cbp=12,268.94,,0,-8.85&layer=c&panoid=HX6jvVUCA2-09O3ndzgDHg&t=m&z=12&cbll=36.09956,-112.106834

[4] scenic overlooks: https://www.google.com/maps?ll=36.033553,-112.094879&spn=0.570818,1.056747&cbp=12,35.75,,0,-0.91&layer=c&panoid=QA8lTVP30K21DyUQ3QcMvQ&cbll=36.066887,-112.136123&t=m&z=11

[5] South Kaibab Trail: https://www.google.com/maps?ll=36.048544,-112.046814&spn=0.570709,1.056747&cbp=12,105.04,,0,8.25&layer=c&panoid=RcFvKdK1t79uFxoLRNvy8A&cbll=36.081972,-112.087934&t=m&z=11

[6] Meteor Crater: https://www.google.com/maps?ll=34.997941,-110.985947&spn=0.578229,1.056747&cbp=12,145.48,,0,3.59&layer=c&panoid=S2IQmPwHGhJ-YCXugFkM-Q&cbll=35.03165,-111.026837&t=m&z=11

[7] View Larger Map: https://www.google.com/maps?cbp=13,270.64,,0,-0.68&layer=c&panoid=HX6jvVUCA2-09O3ndzgDHg&ie=UTF8&t=m&cbll=36.09956,-112.106834&source=embed&ll=36.080459,-112.107067&spn=0.066593,0.145912&z=12

[8] View Larger Map: https://www.google.com/maps?cbp=13,22.38,,0,3.59&layer=c&panoid=Fa-wHCWazJG6bn7ZjISQCA&ie=UTF8&t=m&cbll=36.065096,-112.137107&source=embed&ll=36.046046,-112.13728&spn=0.066622,0.145912&z=12

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