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More Google Street View Maps

C&C Honolulu - Google Street View Last year at this time, I covered the Google Street View trike as it made the rounds at Kapiolani Community College and other campuses around town. Much like the Street View car, it's hard to miss this engineering marvel. It's an adult sized trike with a sizable multi-lens camera mounted on a mono-pod on the trike's frame. The team mapped the community colleges on Oahu and then went to the neighbor islands to map the campuses there. Between then and now, it was pretty quiet when all these maps were going to become available. Until now of course when I got word of Mayor Carlisle's press conference announcing the entire catalog of Street View maps of Hawaii. According to Product Manager, Evan Rapoport, the Street View team has been busy mapping campuses, State and City parks, recreation areas, tourist attractions and scenic spots. The press conference was held at Hanauma Bay on an off day that looked to be threatened by rain. But in the bay itself the weather was very cooperative. The City set up an Internet connected monitor to demonstrate how you would find a typical Street View map. The steps are pretty easy. First you start at maps.google.com. Then you enter in the search: Hanauma Bay. You might get several returned selections. I chose: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Park, Honolulu, HI. You then drag the Google Street View man (named Pegman) over the area of interest and as you do you will see blue paths appear. Those correspond to the Street View maps. You can also grab the embed code and drop these maps into your own website just like I've done here: View Larger Map The list of Street View locations are quite numerous and this document will get you started. I also posted a bunch of photos of the event here. There was good social media representation there with Dallas Nagata, Kyle Nishioka, Greg Yamane, Russ Sumida, Tara Coomans, Jerome Koehler and Ryan Ozawa. You''ll enjoy reading their followup coverage: I was hoping that Evan would also have the Google Street View backpack on hand to demonstrate but he admitted to me that  it was too new. According to Evan, that will be Google's next phase for Hawaii. I am sure they will capture some stunning hikes.