Google bringing maps to 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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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).