SHOTLIST:

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Panama City Beach, Florida - 8 August 2013

1. Wide shot of Gregg Matthews, Google mapper, walking down Panama City Beach with his gear and greeting the sunbathers and swimmers as he passes them (NATS: "Hi!")

2. Medium shot of Matthews on the beach

3. COVERED SOUNDBITE (English) Gregg Matthews, Google mapper (Transcript Below)

4. Medium shot of Matthews walking down the beach away from the camera

5. Two-shot of Matthews and his partner Chris Officer sitting on picnic tables surrounded by their gear

6. Medium shot of Matthews' feet as he walks on a path in the pouring rain

7. Wide shot of Matthews walking towards a beach shelter with all of his mapping gear in the pouring rain

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Officer, Google mapper (Transcript Below)

9. Wide of Gregg Matthews walking down the beach using walking poles

10. Medium shot of Matthews and Officer taking off the backpack

11. Tight of a camera on the Google backpack

12. Close up of Google camera

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Officer, Google mapper (Transcript Below)

14. Medium shot of Google camera sticking out of Matthews' backpack

15. SOUNDBITE (English) Pete Shepard, tourist (Transcript Below)

16. Medium shot of Matthews and Officer sitting on picnic tables drinking Gatorade

17. Tight of water bottle and other gear Matthews wears around his waist

18. Wide shot of Panama City Beach

19. Medium shot of Matthews walking down beach smiling

VOICE OVER:

NATS: "Hi!"

GREGG MATTHEWS IS TURNING HEADS AND WORKING UP A SWEAT ALL ALONG FLORIDA'S COASTLINE.

COVERED SOUNDBITE (English) Gregg Matthews, Google mapper: "Frankly, I feel like maybe one of these mechanical characters out of an old Star Wars movie."

THIS IS NOT THE LATEST EXERCISE CRAZE.

MATTHEWS AND HIS PARTNER HAVE WALKED MORE THAN 200 MILES OF FLORIDA BEACHES FOR GOOGLE MAPS AS PART OF A PROJECT TO PROVIDE PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE ENTIRE COASTLINE.

SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Officer, Google mapper: "I've had a couple people offer me a beer, unfortunately I don't know it because I'm kind of in the middle of a workout."

THEY COVER ABOUT 15 MILES A DAY, EACH TAKING TURNS CARRYING THE AWKWARD 40-POUND LOAD AND BREAKS ARE A MUST IN THE HOT SUMMER HEAT.

THE CAMERA'S FIFTEEN LENSES TAKE A PICTURE EVERY 2.5 SECONDS TO CREATE THE 360 DEGREE EFFECT.

SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Officer, Google mapper: "It is pretty groundbreaking. It is really cool to know that our work is going to be able to contribute to people being able to see different beaches all over the world."

BUT THE SIGHT HAS LEFT MANY PEOPLE SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS.

SOUNDBITE (English) Pete Shepard, tourist: "It was kinda weird. We didn't know what he was doing or anything like that."

THE TWO BEGAN THEIR JOURNEY FROM THE ALABAMA FLORIDA BORDER IN LATE JULY.

AFTER THEY FINISH THE PANHANDLE, THEY WILL MAP ABOUT 100 MILES OF THE EAST COAST BEFORE THEY HAND OFF TO ANOTHER TWO PERSON TEAM.

THE GROUP HOPES TO FINISH MAPPING THE ENTIRE 825 MILE COAST BY NOVEMBER.

RITA FOLEY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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