Southwest Florida shoreline will soon appear on Google Maps

( – Soon, people around the world will be able stroll Southwest Florida beaches virtually.

It’s coming courtesy of a Google and Visit Florida photo-mapping project that documented Lee and Collier county shorelines last week.

The statewide campaign ends with a splash on Miami’s famed South Beach early next month.

The end result will be 360-degree panoramic views of Florida beaches – some 825 miles of them – available to Web surfers 24/7.