If you love exploring Hong Kong you would know that Google Maps is one of your best and most useful exploration/hike buddies. I have been rescued many a time by this handy app in the middle of Hong Kong’s wilder frontiers…
All dramatics aside, it was with good news that Google launched its Google Street View Trekker yesterday at a foggy event at The Peak Lookout Cafe.
As of yesterday, Google has published new Street View imagery for 23 special collections in Hong Kong, including 14 hiking and fitness trails:
- Dragon’s Back
- Hong Kong Trail (including Lugard Road)
- Mills and Chung Path
- Repulse Bay Seaview Promenade
- Peel Rise in Aberdeen
- Tung O Ancient Trail
- Lung Fu Shan Fitness Trail (to The Peak)
- Wilson Trail (including The Twins)
- Lady Clementi’s Ride
- Violet Hill
- Black’s Link
- Old Peak Road
Three outlying islands
Two featured spots
This is what the actual Trekker looks like (what they used to take the imagery)
You can actually borrow the Trekker equipment through the Street View Trekker Project!
To learn more about the Google Street View Trekker, visit the Google Street View website.