Google Street View was first launched on May 2007 in several cities in the U.S., and it has been deployed to other countries since then. And while questions about its security and privacy lingers, Google continues to improve its highly popular Google Maps product. Google has just announced that it has improved its Street View feature in the state of California by adding 360-degree panoramic imagery to five of California’s national parks – Yosemite, Redwood, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Death Valley, and Joshua Tree.

Now, users can stare at the giant redwood trees in the Redwood National Park, visit the historic Inspiration Point at the Yosemite National Park, see the huge trees at the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, check out the Death Valley National Park, or view the spectacular scenes in the Joshua Tree National Park – all from Google Maps. “People around the world can now appreciate the beauty and timelessness of the wilderness through Street View. We’ve recently added 360-degree panoramic imagery for five of California’s national parks. You can now take a virtual road trip practically the entire stretch of California from north to south,” Google said.

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