Google unveils stunning new “river view” covering nearly 300 miles of Colorado River
Internet search giant Google has disclosed in an announcement made on Wednesday that it has worked out a partnership with the advocacy group American Rivers for capturing the imagery of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
Thanks to the partnership, Google has unveiled a breath-taking new "river view," which covers approximately 300 miles of the Colorado River meandering through the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The imagery showcases whitewater rapids, towering red canyon walls and geologic history.
The 300-mile imagery - which went live on Thursday - has been captured from Lees Ferry south of Page to Pearce Ferry at Lake Mead.
About the stunning views of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, Google project lead Karin Tuxen-Bettman said that the 360-degree views not only unfold an all-seeing trip but also aims to bring home to the people the message of water conservation.
With American Rivers having listed as Colorado River as the most endangered in 2013 because of drought and overuse, and federal officials and environmentalists having been raising alarms of late about demand outstripping supply on the river, Tuxen-Bettman said: "We hope this (imagery) inspires viewers to take an active interest in preserving it."
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