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People are now able to virtually explore many of the Plantations and the Ithaca area's gorges and natural areas with Google's Street View technology. On November 19, Plantations and the City of Ithaca's Geographic Information Systems program announced its partnership with Google to create 360 degree views of these areas, which cannot always be easily accessed. Google staff trained local professionals to hike these areas with 40-pound backpacks with 15 cameras that took images every 2.5 seconds. The images were then sent to a Google satellite. Cornell Plantations staff Zeb Strickland was responsible for capturing images of Fall Creek and Cascadilla Gorges along with Edwards Lake Cliffs Natural Area.
To view these areas in Google Street View, click on the links below:
Beebe Lake from Sackett Bridge
Fall Creek Gorge from the trail behind Risley Hall.
Fall Creek Gorge trail from below the pedestrian suspension bridge
Cascadilla Gorge trail
Edward Lake Cliffs Natural Area
To read more about this project, in The Ithacan article, "City of Ithaca reveals new Google Street View of off-street areas."