WATCH: Climb To Top Of “Big Mac” With Google

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – Michigan has been selected as the first Midwest state to partner with Google on making photos of travel destinations available through Google Maps.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Travel Michigan Vice President David West and Steve Silverman from Google Maps announced the partnership Monday at the Michigan Tourism Conference in Grand Rapids.

The partnership between Google and Pure Michigan will make attractions such as Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore viewable online through Google Street View with 360 degree imagery.

More than 44,000 panoramic photos were taken last fall by members of the Pure Michigan team and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The images were captured using Google Trekker, a backpack system with a camera on top.

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s