03 November 2017

Google Street View: Take a walk in all of South Africa's national parks!

Google has extended the existing Street View imagery of South Africa’s wilderness areas to include all 19 national parks, 17 previously "un-trekked" nature reserves and many sites of natural, cultural and historical significance in all nine provinces of South Africa. A year in the making, the project aimed to create 360° imagery of the country's wildest areas and comprised 206 South African volunteers. Google's ground partner, Drive South Africa, coordinated the collection of all imagery and volunteers. Kudos. Big time!


Fast facts:
  • 170 new trails
  • 900km trekked on foot
  • 50,000km travelled over the 12-month project duration
  • 232 points of interest recorded
  • 206 South African volunteers
  • 9 Provinces of South Africa
  • All 19 National Parks, 17 nature reserves and many other tourist attractions
  • Lion, cheetah, elephant and other wildlife encountered on foot (guided by rangers)
  • 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • First time Google has partnered with a third-party in South Africa via the Street View Camera Loan Program

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