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3/8/2018 Member News
GOOGLE TREKKER PUTS INDIANA PARKS AND TRAILS ON THE MAP

Clarksville Parks and Google Release Google Images of Parks and Trails

CLARKSVILLE, IN (March 6, 2018) – Now you can view images of your favorite Indiana parks and trails on Google Maps.  Clarksville Parks and Recreation is happy to announce that we have collected images of local trails and pathways in partnership with Google Maps.  In 2016, the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) partnered with Google to capture 360 degree panoramic images of 33 Indiana parks using Google Trekker technology.  What this technology and opportunity provides, is an enhanced way for visitors to connect with these special places in Indiana like they may never have before.

“Clarksville Parks is excited to be the only department in Southern Indiana to use this new technology,” said Communication Director Ken Conklin.  “Hopefully folks from all over Kentuckiana will view our trails online, and then visit us and explore what the parks system in the Town of Clarksville has to offer.”

The Trekker, the latest imagery-gathering apparatus, is a wearable backpack system that allows staff to venture to locations only accessible by foot.  The ability to take Street View to remote, hard-to-navigate places, is a major opportunity to make the beauty and history of locations like these accessible to a global audience.  The Clarksville Parks staff were able to capture images in places such as Lapping Park, Ashland Park, the Ohio River Greenway, and Wooded View Golf Course.

“Now golfers can explore our entire 18 hole golf course, and  get a good view of the layout, before ever stepping foot on our course,” said Conklin.  “Golfers have a lot of choices in the Louisville/Southern Indiana area, and we are hoping this will entice them to give our course a shot.”

Images are now available at Google.com/Maps.  If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ken Conklin at 812-283-1423 or email kconklin@clarksvilleparks.com.