Google Gets More Hawaii Street View ImageryBy: Chris Crum - March 6, 2014
Back in 2012, Google added some stunning imagery from the Hawaiian Islands to Street View. Today, the company announced the addition of more.
The new imagery comes as a result of the Trekker Loan Program Google announced last summer, which lets organizations borrow Google’s Trekker backpack camera device to capture imagery for Street View.
The program’s first partner was the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), which has been collecting Street View imagery of “many popular and special places across the islands of Hawaii (the Big Island) and Oahu” according to Google.
“Hawaii is famous for its spectacular sandy beaches, like Hapunua Beach, but this tropical island paradise has much more to offer to all the outdoor adventurers out there,” writes Google’s Evan Rapoport in a blog post. “Hike through a volcanic crater along the Kilauea Iki Trail, learn about Native Hawaiian culture at the Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs, and take in the diverse flora at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.”
Google says search interest in “Hawaii” has risen by 78 percent over the last 30 days.
Google is also adding more underwater imagery to Street View for Sydney.
Images via Google