We’ve all played with Google Maps; admit it – you have too! Not many people can say they haven’t had that rush that is seeing your house from…street view! In all serious-ness though, Google has done some amazing things. That there is no denying. And now, they are trying to make their already cool toys even cooler.
In recent months, Google Maps has ramped up its cartographical efforts to provide more detailed maps of North Korea and take users to more exotic locations like snow-covered mountains and underwater coral reefs via Street View. Now thanks to the Trekker, Google’s own backpack-mounted camera system, users can explore stunning 360-degree panoramic images on a virtual hike through the Grand Canyon. .. Continue Reading Google Street View lets users take a virtual hike through the Grand Canyon
Crowds prowl Google Street View to speed road repairsNew Scientist
Jon Froehlich and colleagues at the University of Maryland in College Park have developed software that allows untrained crowdsourced workers from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service (AMT) to zoom through the streets using Google Street View and find …
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