Google Takes Street View Tech Into The Grand Canyon
Whatever your opinion is on the tech giant, you’ve got to give your hats off to Google for trying, and trying hard with Google Maps! This is kind of amazing. Now, here’s hoping mobile phone operators will also keep expanding their reach!
Google Maps has officially stepped into what may be its most difficult challenge yet — mapping the alleys, ledges and trails of the world unreachable by Street View’s cars, tricycles and snowmobiles. The effort formally began on foot Monday as Google took three of its Trekker backpacks down into the Grand Canyon for the new gadgetry’s maiden voyage.
“We want to be comprehensive with maps. We want to go everywhere,” said Luc Vincent, the senior engineer who oversaw Trekker’s development. “That’s what we are about. And so we could not possibly be comprehensive without this. It’s our core mission with Street View.”