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Fort St. John Trail System to get Google Street View treatment

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John’s trail systems will be getting the Google Street View treatment.

As part of the City marketing strategy, the City would like people to be able to view Fort St. John trails virtually. Staff had been in discussion with a contractor to develop a program that will consist of panoramic photos.

The City will be contracting Jody Wall from Views 4 Business in Chilliwack B.C.

“He is the Google Trusted Photographer and Google My Business expert that works in the Peace Region. As well this company has a partnership with Northern BC to enable the City of Fort St. John to qualify for the grant subsidy.”

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The City says the scope of the project will include all trails identified on the FSJ Trails Map including Fish Creek trails, West and East bypass routes, Centennial Park, Toboggan Park, and Surerus Fields.

The scope of the project will have the cost of the contractor included, who will shoot and publish between 1,500 and 1,700 panoramic photos of City locations.

The cost estimate of the project is pegged between $15,000 and $17,000. The 2017 capital approved funding for the project is $20,000. Staff also secured a $3,500 grant from Northern BC Tourism.

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