11 Jun '12, 2pm

Google Bringing Street View to Hiking Trails

Google Bringing Street View to Hiking Trails

Google Maps /Video screen capture Over the past few years, Google Street View maps have let us explore the world from our laptops . The maps have given us tours around cities and the Amazon ; gone along the Rhaetian Railways of the Swiss Alps and inside the White House. Now, with new equipment, Street View will be able to take us along on the world's best hiking trails. Google's Lat Long Blog announced : Today, we’re taking another step forward with our Street View Trekker. You’ve seen our cars, trikes, snowmobiles and trolleys—but wheels only get you so far. There’s a whole wilderness out there that is only accessible by foot. Trekker solves that problem by enabling us to photograph beautiful places such as the Grand Canyon so anyone can explore them. The Trekker is 40-pound set up that includes 15 five-megapixel cameras, a hard drive and two batteries for a day's worth o...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/google-trekker...

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