Agoraphobics will soon be able to discover more of Michigan from the comforts of their own home. Pure Michigan recently collaborated with Internet giant Google to bring more of the state’s breath taking landscapes to life via 360-degree imaging.

Reports indicate that Google has already posted around 44,000 of these images, which were obtained using a backpack panoramic camera that photographs at a rate of every 2.5 seconds. However, unlike Google street view, the photographers capturing these images must climb, hike, and wade through water. It is actually an interesting process and probably not a bad gig for a travel enthusiast.

Michigan is the first state in the Midwest to partner with Google for a project of this magnitude. So far, Hawaii and Florida are the only other two states to use this mapping method in an attempt to boost tourism.

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