SEMCOG app offers 360-degree trail views

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments has partnered with off-road mapping company Terrain360 to bring 360-degree views of trails and waterways across southeast Michigan to the organization’s ParkFinder app.

Representatives from the company traveled 116 miles of the Blueways of St. Clair County water trail system using boat-mounted cameras to record high-resolution footage of the waterways.

They also used bike-mounted cameras to capture 14 miles of pedestrian paths.

It is part of a regional effort to bring high-resolution imagery to the mobile app.

“This enhancement will highlight the beauty and recreation opportunities of our region while also enabling parks and trail providers to continue improving their coordination efforts,” SEMCOG Director Kathleen Lomako said in a news release.

When complete, the project will incorporate digital imagery of more than 680 miles of bike paths, hiking trails and waterways.

St. Clair County was the first of the seven-county SEMCOG area to be mapped.

For more information about the Southeast Michigan ParkFinder app, go to

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News Organization: The Voice
Original Author: Colleen Kowalewski