CNH Tours - Cultural and Natural Heritage Tours Galapagos
Friday May 24, 2013
Google… "Trail" View Comes to Galapagos
Google… StreetTrail View Comes to Galapagos
The Galapagos National Park service announced today =that those who can't visit the Galapagos just now can still have a great opportunity to "see" what this World Heritage site is all about is, thanks to the alliance of the Galapagos National Park Service, the Charles Darwin Foundation and Google, which for the first time in Ecuador will capture all kinds of 360 degree images along trails.
Park rangers accompanied Google and Darwin Station staff to several visitor sites and seascapes on the islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela, where they captured three types of images for the project - closed environments, terrestrial visitor sites and the seabed. A tour of the Sierra Negra crater Isabela (the 2nd largest volcanic caldera in the world - and often in the clouds…), the North Seymour visitor trail (habitat of bird species such as blue-footed boobies and frigate) and the tortoise breeding centre in San Cristobal.