Brevard County beachside residents might want to keep their blinds closed and think twice about having morning coffee on the balcony unless they want the world to see their bedhead hairdo. That’s because a team from VISIT FLORIDA has begun a four-month operation to capture images of Florida’s 825 miles of beaches using Google’s Street View Trekker technology. These 360-degree images will be integrated into Google Maps, enabling potential visitors from around the globe to experience interactive views of Florida’s world-renowned beaches before they ever leave home.
“This technology from Google will allow anyone in the world to see how vast and beautiful Florida’s beaches are, which will create more opportunities for tourism,” Governor Rick Scott said in a press release. “While this technology will better connect the world to Florida’s beaches, there’s no substitute for the real thing. For anyone who’s interested in Florida’s beaches, this will ultimately be a great tool so they can better plan for their next trip to the Sunshine State.”