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November 29, 2015

Discover Petra with Google Maps


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



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.


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


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


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