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Google Street View, Grand Canyon Style

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    No fair, these guys have way to much fun at work! :laugh2:

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    Trekking the Grand Canyon for Google Maps

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    In our ongoing effort to create the perfect map—one that’s as comprehensive, accurate and easy to use as possible—we’ve gone well beyond just the streets. Through the Street View feature on Google Maps, you’ve been able to explore panoramic views of amazing places around the world ranging from the Swiss Alps to the Amazon to Antarctica, and a variety of urban cities, university campuses, ancient ruins and ski resorts as well.

    Today, demonstrating the rocky and rugged paths we’ll travel to make Google Maps even more complete, we’re collecting imagery from a place no car, trike or snowmobile has ever been before. On its first official outing, the Street View team is using the Trekker—a wearable backpack with a camera system on top—to traverse the Grand Canyon and capture 360-degree images of one of the most breathtaking natural landscapes on the planet.

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  2. dez_for_prez

    dez_for_prez Active Member

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    Just skimmed the article but I didn't see how much those weigh.
     

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