Soon enough, visitors to the Grand Canyon will be able to get an early look at what awaits them, courtesy of Google Maps. Google published a blog post today highlighting the maps team’s current trip to Arizona, which marks the first time the company is using its “Trekker” camera system. The Trekker, unveiled at a press event in June, is a wearable backpack with a camera system poking out of it. The camera enables the team to capture 360-degree images of its surroundings, thanks to more than a dozen 5-megapixel lenses and a battery that lasts all day. It is controlled by an Android smartphone. Read the full story at CNET.
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