googlemaps grandcanyon1 Google Maps offers panoramic view of Grand Canyon

Google has released a panoramic view of the Grand Canyon, giving people throughout the world a glimpse of a whopping 75 miles of trails and roads at the iconic location.

Google has released a panoramic view of the Grand Canyon, giving people throughout the world a glimpse of a whopping 75 miles of trails and roads at the iconic location.

 
The beautiful site, revered by tourists and Native American pilgrims, can now be seen from the safety of one's very home, letting internet users make a virtual hike down the Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail, take a peek at the Colorado River, explore the nearby Meteor Crater, and get 360-degree views from some scenic overlooks.
 
There are a mind-blowing 9,500 panoramas available of the Grand Canyon, and this represents only part of the monumental canyon. While Google did not say, it is likely it will be sending staff back to the rocky terrain in the future to capture images of the rest.
 
 
The area was mapped by a Google team wearing 40-pound Android-powered Trekker backpacks with 15-lens camera systems. The team had to endure long and tiring hikes and extreme weather conditions, but the result is a permanent panoramic experience the entire world can enjoy.
 
In what is likely a dig at Apple's map app disaster, Ryan Falor, Product Manager for Google Maps, said that the addition of the interactive images makes Google's map of the area “more comprehensive, acurrate and easy to use than ever before.”
 
To take a look at the Grand Canyon, click here.