The human side to technology: Google Street View Trekker

June 21, 2012

Google Street View is amazing. It’s amazing because it seems so natural and such an obvious extension to those old digitally impersonal maps.

It’s even more amazing when you think about the technology behind those useful images. Now that Google Street View has gone into the wild, that technology includes a bloke with a big rucksack – the Street View Trekker.

Street View Trekkers solve the problem of inaccessibility by wondering about in the wild, enabling Google to photograph the beautiful places they want us all to experience, such as the Grand Canyon or Muir Woods, so we can explore them right from their desktop. Nice job if you can get it.

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by____ Gavin Johnson