Thursday, January 31, 2013

Grand Canyon on Street View

Google has taken its Street View off road for quite a while, but if you like trekking, you'll certainly like to the hear that the new Street View trekker backpack is finally showing off what it can do, in one of the most breathtaking places on earth: the Grand Canyon.

You can now see the Colorado river, trek on the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails, enjoy the scenery, and explore the meteor crater, all without ever leaving your home. Though it won't be quite as spectacular as actually experiencing it on person, it will allow millions of people around the world to visit a place they wouldn't otherwise be able to.

With the reduction in size of these street view cameras/scanners (began in cars, evolved into trikes, and now to backpacks), we can expect to see more and more of our world being brought into street view, and I believe it's just a matter of time until - one day - nearly all the surface of our planet will be in it.

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