Broadsview brings Google Street View to Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

A new project to record panoramas of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads has reached its halfway point

The Broads Authority has lent its backing to a project that aims to create a Google Streetview-style record of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

Broadsview has already covered 60 of the 120 miles of the East Anglian inland waterways network, giving a detailed duck’s-eye view of the rivers and canals.

Engineer Joe Rutland came up with the idea and has been backed by the Broads Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund.

Using a Tandem Rutland Pedalcraft boat and a 360-degree camera, Joe has been able to create panoramas of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, allowing visitors to plan their route in even more detail before casting off.

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Despite the manpower required to complete the project, Joe has described it as “a really enjoyable experience”.

“This project will give potential visitors the power to explore and plan their journey before they even leave their house and aims to increase use of the Broads as a source of enjoyment and exercise,” he added.

“We are well underway with it, having completed half of all the navigable waterways and are very grateful to the Broads Authority for the funding and practical support.”

To see Broadsview’s footage of the route from Wroxham to Malthouse Broad, click on the video below:


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