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November 29, 2015

Discover Petra with Google Maps

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What with the powderkeg nature of the Middle East growing more likely every day to conflagrate big-time, it has become obvious to me that my chance of ever visiting Petra in person is now zero.

That's why technology exists.

From USA Today

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Google Maps has launched Street View imagery in more than 30 historical sites in Jordan, including Petra.

The imagery was collected with the Street View Trekker, which is a 40-pound backpack that snaps photos as the operator walks.

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Those images are then stitched together to create the 360° imagery you see in Google Maps.

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Visit Jordan Highlights to see much more.

Below, explore Petra with Jordan's Queen Rania on Google Maps.

November 29, 2015 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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