Updated Google Street View images for Admiral Peary Way on the Navy Yard Waterfront and encountered The Kraken along the way. Fall foliage provided an excellent backdrop for this project.
The Brandywine Creek runs directly through downtown Wilmington. DE and has some great hiking/biking trials on either side of the river. The rock walls of Alapocas are another popular highlight of this area. We strapped on the 360 Camera and hopped on a bike to blue line the 3.5 section of trail hat had been overlooked by the Google Street View cameras.
September is a great time to visit the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida. The US National Fish & Wildlife Service is responsible for running the J.N “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. “Ding” as it is known to the locals is a great tourist destination which had not been mapped by Google Street View. With our Trekker backpack and some 4 wheeled transportation provided by the USFWS we were able to successfully map this national treasure for everyone to enjoy on Google Street View. We also took the 360 camera inside the visitor center to round out the virtual tour experience (check out those bathrooms!).
Project Scope: The refuge consists of several trails and locations. Our goal was to create 360 images and successfully blue line the following attractions:
- Wildlife Drive
- The Indigo Trail
- The Wildlife Education Boardwalk
- The Bailey Tract
- Tarpon Bay Explorers
In addition we also needed to capture several panoramic images inside the visitor center and bathrooms.
Here is an interactive photo tour – click any red dot to see a 360 panorama or Street View trail:
We created a “Blue Line” on Street View for this iconic Sanibel location. All images were recorded using the Insta360 Pro on our custom backpack a.k.a “The Trekker”.
Here is what things looked like before our visit (park is in green):
And now with our Street View updates – a navigable blue line runs right down the middle:
Here is a live look on Google Maps:
One of Sanibel Islands best kept secrets is a hiking trail that parallels Periwinkle Way just as you enter the island from the bridge and causeway. It had never been mapped in Google Street View so we put on our Trekker backpack and set out to show the world what the Pond Apple Park trail is all about.
Here is the approximate location of the trail in red:
And here is the trail with our contributions:
Check it out live on Google Maps:
Created a fresh blue line for the Wilmington Riverwalk – lots of interesting landmarks along the Christina River can now be explored in Google Street View.