Bringing more of the place to the people with Google Street View
In 2012, Google Street View went live with the first 3D spatial imagery from Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Now internet users can also take a virtual tour of Tern and East Islands at French Frigate Shoals, Laysan Island, Lisianski Island, and Pearl and Hermes Atoll, all part of the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge within the Monument.
During July 2013, PMNM staff from NOAA and FWS spent one week in the Monument covering 41 miles and capturing thousands of panoramic images of the incredible features of the Monument with the Google Street View Trekker. On December 11, 2013, the images went live on Google Maps.
PMNM has collaborated with Google to use digital imagery and Web technology to bring Papahānaumokuākea to a broader audience and expand PMNM’s efforts to "bring the place to the people."
Read the press release.