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Google features Pulpit Rock. The US giant’s Street View brings pictures along Preikestolen’s edge to an armchair near you. Walkers of all ilks can now enjoy the fresh air experience without having to be concerned about footwear or conditions in the western Norway region. 2014 was a record year for the popular trip, with a 36 per cent increase in visitor numbers compared with 2013.

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Google features Pulpit Rock

Published on Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 at 14:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 3rd March 2015 at 15:07.

The US giant’s Street View brings pictures along Preikestolen’s edge to an armchair near you.

A view at Preikestolen
Some 250,000 visited the top of Pulpit Rock in 2014.A view at Preikestolen
Photo: ©2014 Sarah Winkelmann/The Foreigner


Walkers of all ilks can now enjoy the fresh air experience without having to be concerned about footwear or conditions in the western Norway region.

2014 was a record year for the popular trip, with a 36 per cent increase in visitor numbers compared with 2013.

The annual TTT triathlon, a gruelling way of experiencing the popular attraction, is also organised there.

All people need is an internet-connected device to view the trip via Google Maps.

The company used a Trekker rucksack with 15 cameras to capture the images instead of their traditional GPS-equipped cars due to the terrain.

Google’s backpack uses an accelerometer and compass to help keep the images captures aligned in places where GPS is unavailable.

Data is then processed for view on Google Maps, with the 360-degree panoramic experience created from spliced together image files.

“We think it’s a really cool feature”, Preben Falck, General Manager of the Norwegian Trekking Association’s Rogaland County branch tells The Foreigner, “and it gives a very good impression of hiking there and the area in general.”

The images, which were launched at the Holmenkollen Ski Museum in Oslo, Tuesday, can be seen here.

Street View is available for 65 countries. Some sights include the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, and Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world which is located in the UAE’s Dubai, standing at 828 metres (2,716.5 feet).

The exterior and interior of Antarctic explorer Captain Robert F. Scott’s hut and underwater views in off the Galapagos Islands also form part of the collection.



Published on Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 at 14:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 3rd March 2015 at 15:07.

This post has the following tags: preikestolen, lysefjord, pulpitrock.





  
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