Google Brings Street View to Hiking Trails
Going where no 40 pound backpack-mounted multi-lens video camera has gone before, Google has announced that it is bringing its Street View maps to a hiking trail near you.
"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," wrote Brian McClendon, Vice President of Engineering for Google Maps on the company's Lat Long Blog on June 6.
Called Street View Trekker, the new technology will be photographing national parks, canyons and historic places. The backpack will contain the big eyeball that hovers above the backpack with 15 cameras, a hard drive and a battery pack that will run for one or two days.