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‘Street view’-style Mapping Planned for James River

Matt Ball on April 16, 2014 - in Modeling, Water

In late June, a ring of six digital cameras will be mounted atop a pole on a raft that will float the entire 340 miles of the James, capturing a panoramic image every 30 feet or so. The goal, according to project organizers, is to create a virtual map of the river that will top the Google Street View experience.

“This is a huge opportunity to showcase the James River,” said Robert Clarkson, program director for the James River Association, which is collaborating on the project with the local company that runs the websites RichmondOutside.com and Terrain360.com.

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