Author Topic: Google Maps Street View on Trails?  (Read 809 times)

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Offline canalligators

Google Maps Street View on Trails?
« on: April 12, 2018, 08:53:15 pm »
I was just poking around and found some trails in Chicagoland that actually had street views of trails or multiuse paths.  I wasn't aware that was being done!  Are they hiring cyclists to video bike trails?  Where do I sign up?

Offline John Nettles

Re: Google Maps Street View on Trails?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 09:29:37 pm »
I don't know how you get the jobs but they also do underwater areas, trains, walking trails through national monuments, certain rivers, etc.  The camera though is a massive thing.  Looks to be about 1 foot around and on top of a 4' pole for cyclists.

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: Google Maps Street View on Trails?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 07:31:51 pm »
Yes. I heard a while back that they launched a program to include trails.

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: Google Maps Street View on Trails?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 11:08:00 am »
Just looked the D&R Feeder Canal Trail on Street View and, sure enough, it's available. Neat!