Google Street View Now Includes Grand Canyon
With the new Google Trekker camera, the Google Street View lets users click through far more than just roads.
Google Street view is helpful for its panoramic views of roads and destinations, giving travelers a good idea of where they're going before they get there. But now the online tool can be used for something more. Armed with three 40-pound cameras, six Google employees set out to snap 75-megapixel shots of the famous landmark. According to the Official Google Blog, the new feature allows "everyone from real-life visitors to armchair travelers the opportunity to marvel at this beautiful, majestic site from the comfort of their computers or mobile devices."
Google Maps has been doing extremely well in terms of popularity, and even major-competitor Apple had to tip its hat to the company last fall. After Apple dumped Google Maps from the iPhone 5 in lieu of an original (and embarrassingly bad) maps program, Apple had to apologize and resume its use of Google Maps on its devices. The future for the program as well as the Street View function is bright as well. "We don't have our next stop hammered down yet," says Google, but they assert that "we want to take Trekker to the most amazing places in the world...sorts of places that most people don't even know exist."
Photo credit: Les Haines