North Dakota Parks and Recreation Wins Google Street View Camera Grant

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This fall you’ll be able to see 360 degree images of top North Dakota destinations from home.

Google is loaning the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department a special camera to capture state parks and other iconic places.

Austin is what the Parks and Recreation Department is calling a ‘trekker’.

Today he is walking through Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and the camera on his helmet is constantly taking pictures.

The Recreation Department started the project in mid-June and by fall, you’ll be able to view the photos using Google Street View.

Public Information Officer for North Dakota State Parks and Recreation Kristin Byram says, “The camera just takes pictures every eight seconds automatically. It’ll automatically blur faces and license plates for us, and it will upload the images to a cellphone running with the program. It speaks through WiFi and will auto-upload the images for us.”

You can already view some of these 360 degree images of Beaver Lake State Park and Fort Ransom State Park, by searching for these parks on Google Maps.

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