Google Gets Stunning Hawaii Street View ImageryBy: Chris Crum - June 19, 2012
Google has expanded its Street View coverage of six Hawaiian islands, including panoramic imagery of beaches, rainforestes, lava fields and oceanfront resorts.
With Google Maps, you can now find such imagery for the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii (Big Island), Molokai, Kauai, and Lanai.
Here are a few examples:
2815 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu
3860 Manoa Road, Honolulu
Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii
Road to Hana
I’m impressed Google sent a car up the Road to Hana. Having traveled it myself, and fearing for my life the entire time (thanks to the huge drop off one one side, the narrow lanes, and the very limited visibility of oncoming traffic around a continuous twist of road), I have to give Google credit for making the journey. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a popular tourist attraction, but I don’t think I’d want to go up it again. Maybe with the Street View Trike.
“One of my favorite memories of Maui is driving along the scenic “Road to Hana” with my friends, an experience I can now relive with Street View,” says Street View product manager Evan Rapoport.
I think that’s the only way I’ll be reliving it, but I’m glad to know I can.
I don’t think I’m ready to test out a self-driving car on it.