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August 16, 2016 Google Maps provides 360 views of West Seattle waterways for the first time
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

If you've used Google Maps in the last few years either on your desktop computer or a mobile device you've probably seen what the company has done to provide a "you are there" view through their "Street View" project.

A panoramic view of essentially everywhere from streets to trails to the interiors of many buildings is all accomplished by driving (or walking) around with a special set of cameras whose captured imagery is later stitched together to create a 360 degree view. Now they've added views of Seattle waterways including some familiar ones in West Seattle

They partnered with Coastwise Imaging to coordinate this project.

In 2012, Google introduced the Street View Trekker, a wearable backpack with a camera system on top. The Trekker is worn by an operator and is walked through pedestrian walkways or trails on foot, automatically gathering images as it goes.


In this case, the camera set up was put on the water, providing a different view of places you may not have seen from this perspective.

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