Google Maps can be said to be one of the more comprehensive mapping apps to date regardless of platform, and works best on a computer with the inclusion of Street View that allows you to check out panoramic views of different places worldwide, ranging from the Swiss Alps to the Amazon to Antarctica, in addition to a slew of urban cities, university campuses, ancient ruins and ski resorts among others. This time around, the Google Maps team decided to make Street View more complete by traversing the Grand Canyon with Trekker, the backpack camera which is able to capture 360-degree images.

The Trekker is operator controlled using an Android-powered smartphone, where it will automatically snap photos as one walks, allowing one to gather high-quality imagery from places which can only be accessed by foot. Expect images from the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park to be up for public viewing in due time.

Filed in Computers. Read more about Google Maps and Street View.

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