Google adds SA wilderness to Street View

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Google adds SA wilderness to Street View

Google today announced a new gallery called Discover South Africa on Google Street View.

Potential visitors to the country, South Africans abroad, or anyone interested, will now be able to experience the country's scenery in 360-degree imagery without having to travel there.

The new sites in the gallery include: Chapman's Peak Lookout in the Western Cape, Lanner Gorge in the Kruger National Park, Bourke's Luck Potholes in Mpumalanga, and the Tugela Gorge Hike in KwaZulu-Natal.

Andre Van Kets, co-founder and marketing director of Discover Africa Group, says over the period of nine months, 250 volunteers have trekked across all nine provinces, along 170 trails, visiting 19 national parks and 12 others. He says they have collected 35 terabytes of footage and taken over 250 000 individual photographs.

All the trails are not available yet, but will be released in stages over the next few months. The first can be viewed at https://www.google.com/streetview/#discover-south-africa.

See http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=164204

Google adds SA wilderness to Street View
Google Street View now has a Discover SA gallery, which allows users to take virtual tours of famous South African scenery..

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