Google partners with group to promote Boston-area beach images

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The sun and sand of Boston area beaches will be preserved in bits and bytes through a collaboration between Google and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.

Google Maps Street View takes web surfers on 360-degree visits to sites around the world, including the pyramids at Giza and the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu.

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay staff and volunteers will collect images along the shore of beaches from Nahant to Nantasket and on the water by boat during the summer and they will be available later this year, according to the group.

“We’re thrilled to work with environmental stewards like Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on these collections. This is a really special opportunity, and we hope the imagery will inspire greater appreciation and advocacy for our state’s natural resources,” said Google Public Affairs Manager Liz Schwab in a statement.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to use Google’s high tech Trekker camera to collect 360 degree imagery of these spectacular urban natural resources and share them with public, for everyone to enjoy,” said Bruce Berman, director of strategy, communications and programs at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.

— Written by Andy Metzger

Copyright State House News Service

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