Google captures 360-degree Street View of Central Park for Maps

Google’s pedicab trike is once again out and about capturing 360-degree Street View shots of its surroundings, this time NY Times found a team of Google cyclists capturing 58 miles of pathways in New York’s Central Park. Earlier this month Google started adding local parks to the Street View feature in Google Maps, some of which include High Line Park in New York City, Kensington Gardens in London, and the Knuthenborg Safari Park in Denmark.

So far Google has traveled to 20+ countries across the globe to capture panoramic views of areas inaccessible by their Street View cars, so expect many more parks, paths, and other outdoor spaces coming to Maps in the near future. They even recently attached the trike to the front of a train to capture 122km of the Albula-Bernina railway line in the Swizz Alps.

No word on when exactly you’ll see Central Park added to Maps, but it typically takes a few months from the time the trike is deployed. You can check out some of the parks already available in Google Maps here.

(Image via Ruth Fremson/The New York Times)

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