Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Google Street View Heads to the Grand Canyon

Earlier today Google announced their next off-road Google Maps project. A team of Googlers is setting off to capture Street View imagery of the Grand Canyon from hiking trails inside the canyon. The Street View imagery will be available soon. In the meantime you can enjoy Thomas Hayden's immersive tour from river level.

Applications for Education 
One of my former colleagues used to teach an entire unit on geology by walking students through the Grand Canyon with pictures she had taken. Hayden's Gigapan imagery combined with the Google Street View imagery will enable more teachers to use the same model for teaching geology.