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By Kristina Pritchett

Ever wanted to see a trail on Google maps before you head out for a hike? Soon you’ll be able to do just that in Dana Point.

For the past month, Orange County Parks has had hikers walk the trails along Dana Point to collect imagery for Google.

This is the first time the county has teamed up with Google for the program, according to Marisa O’Neil, OC Parks public information officer.

The program started in August and uses Google Street View Trekker, a wearable backpack with a camera system on top, to capture the images of the trails. It will create a 360-degree panorama that will be in Google Maps.

O’Neil said the county is continuing the mapping process, but is still in the beginning stages.

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