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Partners With Google Trekker

A Step Beyond "Street View"


The Indiana Park and Recreation Association, a professional association representing over 900 park and recreation professionals throughout the state, has partnered with Google Trekker to provide a "street view" of places in Indiana not accessible by vehicle.

Google Trekker takes the Street View feature of Google Maps to places that can only be reached on foot, such as the Grand Canyon, the Pyramids of Giza, and soon, 77 outdoor park and recreation areas in Indiana.

IPRA members who signed up through the association have access to a Google Trekker device, an image-gathering backpack equipped with 15 cameras. These cameras pair with an Android device to collect photos. Once collected, Google will use the images to create a 360-degree panoramic view of the area. The Trekker will be loaned to the association free of charge, and members who signed up can use it for free over the next few months.

The advantage for IPRA members who use the Trekker to map their areas and placing it on Google is that "virtual visitors" can explore the outdoor spaces when planning a vacation. This ultimately encourages users to visit the state's recreation areas in person.

Learn more about Google Trekker, apply to borrow a Trekker device, and explore some of the mapped locations at

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