Google's Trekker at the Grand Canyon
Google's Trekker at the Grand Canyon

Google's Trekker at the Grand Canyon

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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