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Explore the Grand Canyon via Google Streetview...

Postby Guitarzan » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:03 pm

This is pretty cool............

Wish they could do this for all the 14er's or better yet any of the 8000 meter peaks.

http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/gallery/grand-canyon/
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Postby AjaPuppy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:38 pm

I want to know how I get that job...
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Postby TehWoopig » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:39 am

AjaPuppy wrote:I want to know how I get that job...


I think it is all volunteer.

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Postby MonGoose » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:16 am

I have mixed feelings about this technology. On one hand, I think it's a great scientific accomplishment and will be used in the future to observe how the Grand Canyon changes over time. It also allows people who are not able to visit the canyon, whether physically incapable or geographically unable, to experience this amazing national treasure. The additional exposure of the Canyon will lead to greater efforts for its preservation. On the other hand, having the entire trail system available as an interactive experience might take away from the actual experience of exploring the trail for yourself. People may believe that browsing the trail on their High Def television from the comfort of their living room is just as rewarding as actually visiting.

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Postby ajkagy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:34 am

MonGoose wrote:I have mixed feelings about this technology. On one hand, I think it's a great scientific accomplishment and will be used in the future to observe how the Grand Canyon changes over time. It also allows people who are not able to visit the canyon, whether physically incapable or geographically unable, to experience this amazing national treasure. The additional exposure of the Canyon will lead to greater efforts for its preservation. On the other hand, having the entire trail system available as an interactive experience might take away from the actual experience of exploring the trail for yourself. People may believe that browsing the trail on their High Def television from the comfort of their living room is just as rewarding as actually visiting.


what are you talking about? this is the best idea ever, we need this for bike trails too. Maybe then people will have their virtual experience and keep the trails free for the people who ride and hike them everyday :)
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Postby Dex » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:30 pm

MonGoose wrote: On the other hand, having the entire trail system available as an interactive experience might take away from the actual experience of exploring the trail for yourself.


I agree with you. It could take away the surprise or wow of the first time, first hand experience.


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Re: Explore the Grand Canyon via Google Streetview...

Postby AjaPuppy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:54 pm

TehWoopig wrote:
AjaPuppy wrote:I want to know how I get that job...


I think it is all volunteer.


I was being facetious.

MonGoose wrote:I have mixed feelings about this technology. On one hand, I think it's a great scientific accomplishment and will be used in the future to observe how the Grand Canyon changes over time. It also allows people who are not able to visit the canyon, whether physically incapable or geographically unable, to experience this amazing national treasure. The additional exposure of the Canyon will lead to greater efforts for its preservation. On the other hand, having the entire trail system available as an interactive experience might take away from the actual experience of exploring the trail for yourself. People may believe that browsing the trail on their High Def television from the comfort of their living room is just as rewarding as actually visiting.


Maybe, but couldn't you make the same argument about photographs?

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