Take a TREK in the Creek!

The Google Trekker on the Chattahoochee River.
Have you heard about the Google Trekker?
The Google Trekker takes on the Chattahoochee River.
The Google Trekker takes on the Chattahoochee River in Johns Creek, GA. Photo courtesy of City of Johns Creek.

If not, prepare to be amazed (and quite possibly distracted from all the work you should be doing for an hour or so).

The Google Trekker on the Chattahoochee River.
The Google Trekker on the Chattahoochee River.

Quite similar to the technology used to capture Google’s StreetView imagery, the Google “Trekker’ takes viewers off the pavement and onto the trails less traveled. You can explore places all over the world – from walking through the Pyramids of Giza, diving the Great Barrier Reef, or even scaling the side of El Capitan in Yosemite. Now you can get this same, up-close experience  in Johns Creek!

The Google Trekker at Rogers Bridge Trail near the Chattahoochee River.
The Google Trekker at Rogers Bridge Trail near the Chattahoochee River.

City staff recently teamed-up with Google to borrow the Google Trekker for the first project of this kind in Georgia. The Trekker captured 360-degree imagery of Newtown, Ocee, and Shakerag parks, as well as 14 miles of the Chattahoochee River, 1 mile of Rogers Bridge Trail, and 1 mile of Linear Park trail in Technology Park.

The Google Trekker at Linear Park.
The Google Trekker at Linear Park.
Now you can explore all over the Creek:  The Chattahoochee River, Rogers Bridge Trail, Linear Park, Newtown Park, Ocee Park Shakerag Park. And if that’s not enough inspiration for you, make sure to also check-out the full Virtual Tour of Johns Creek and the 360 Video Tour to scout-out all the best, local shops & eateries so you don’t miss a thing!
The Google Trekker at Veterans Memorial Walk in Newtown Park.
The Google Trekker at Veterans Memorial Walk in Newtown Park.
The only thing better that virtual reality is the REAL thing. So grab your friends, your pups and your kayaks – we can’t wait to see you in Johns Creek! #visitjohnscreek
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