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Google adds Mount Fuji to Street View, now scale the slopes from your desk

Google expands Street View to include a hike up Mt. Fuji, Japan's tallest mountain

| GPS & Location News | Posted: Jul 23, 2013 6:04 pm

Today, Google has announced that it has added Japan's tallest mountain to its list of places you can visit using the company's Street View service. Yes, that's right, arm chair mountain climbers are now able to scale the heights of Fuji while never leaving the comfort of their air-conditioned office.

 

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The addition of Mount Fuji to Google Street View comes shortly after the mountain was named an official World Heritage Site by UNESCO earlier this year. Officials expect record numbers of climbers to visit the mountain this year and Google agreed to help prepare those climbers by expanding its growing collection of panoramic imagery available in Street View.

 

 

Setsuo Murai, head of Geo Partnerships for Google Japan, wrote on the company's official blog:

 

The Street View collection covers the highly popular Yoshida trail that takes hikers up the mountain, the full walk around the crater at the top, and the quick zigzag descent. We hope these 14,000 panos of new imagery will give climbers a sense of the terrain to expect under their feet - especially all the night-time climbers who shuffle up in the dark to see the sunrise at the crack of dawn.

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Mashable.com, Google.com

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