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Google's Street View explores Hawaii's volcanoes

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By Euronews
Google's Street View explores Hawaii's volcanoes

<p>A virtual visit to Hawaii’s famous volcanoes will soon be available online, thanks to Google’s Street View.</p> <p>A local trail guide company will be borrowing the internet company backpack cameras in order to capture panoramic images of the Big Island hiking trails.</p> <p>The photos taken of Big Island will be loaded onto Google Maps, as well as the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau website, gohawaii.com.</p> <p>Hawaii Forest & Trail hikers will walk along more than 20 state and national park trails by September, loading the images online by the end of the year or early 2014.</p> <p>The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has already planned to expand the project to other Hawaii islands.</p> <p>Google has an open petition for explorers worldwide aiming at expanding its Street View service of unexplored areas of the Earth.</p> <p>The company announced that third-party organisations can borrow its Street View Trekker back-pack in an effort to contribute imagery to help Google “build the very best map of the world.”</p> <p><strong>Trekker backpack</strong></p> <p>Google’s Trekker backpack is equipped with a 15-lens camera system located on the top of the wearable pack. Each lens points in a different direction recording images ceaselessly. </p> <p>The combination of all of the images produces the final result; 360-degree panoramic views.</p> <p><strong>Street View explores Grand Canyon</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/mpcar4L_EXY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Street View in Antarctica</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/g7VzVTNN6DA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>