US National Parks: Google's documentary available in Android, iOS

Google's 360-degree interactive documentary marks 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.

US National Parks: Google

Google has come up with a 360-degree interactive documentary about the hidden Worlds of the National Parks to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.

Google’s Nick Carbonaro wrote in a post in the launching of new content that, “The U.S. National Parks are full of wonders, but most people don’t get the chance to visit in person.” He also added that, “While nothing beats the real thing, for this month’s 100th anniversary … we wanted to see if we could use Google’s technology to help share the parks with everyone.”

It offers footage from U.S. parks, namely Alaska’s Kenai Fjords, the Hawai’i Volcanoes, New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns, Utah’s Bryce Canyon, and Florida’s Dry Tortugas.

Each National park offers a short video which introduces you to a series of stunning 360-degree segments where a park ranger would be seen explaining some of the features that surrounds you. It’s wonderfully put together, with each location offering a wide range of materials and visuals, most of it could be accessed through icons that appear as you check out each elements.

Venture into a crevasse, step inside a lava tube, swim around a shipwreck, and gaze up at an incredible star-filled night sky. And with your google's cardboard viewer up right against your face, you will sort off get a feeling that you are actually there.

If you wish to find out and want to know more about what you’re looking at, you can also browse online with the online archive of artifacts that is available at the National Parks’ numerous museums.

Carbonaro writes that,“The National Parks are American treasures, and everyone should see what they have to offer.” He also added,“We hope that by making it easy for people to get a taste of the wilderness, we can encourage a new generation of parks goers to head out and explore in person. Get ready for an adventure!”

You can start your visit and enjoy useing Google’s Arts & Culture app available on Android and iOS.