On the hike we learned it has taken over 30 years for dedicated “arch-hunters” to find, document and map the various features of the park. In 1970, official park literature stated that the park contained ‘nearly 90 arches’, which is less than 0.05 percent of what is known today. In 1973 a geography professor conducted the first scientific study of the a park and three decades of concentrated exploration and discovery has put many "new" arches on the map.
It’s fitting, as we celebrate 10 years of Google Maps, that we also remember the history and dedication of those who mapped some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world—without the technology of a Street View Trekker backpack.
Today we’re in Milwaukee visiting with Harley-Davidson and some of their HOG riders. We can’t wait to see you on the road!
Posted by Ashley Smith, Developer Marketing, Google Maps APIs