Explore the Grand Canyon Using Google Maps, Gorgeous
Google has added Grand Canyon to the list of its Street View-supported locations in Google Maps, and it’s really a sight to behold.
To create this new Street View experience, which includes more than 75 miles of trails and surrounding rounds, Google took 9,500 panoramas of the Grand Canyon. The Google Maps team walked through the canyon carrying the Android-operated, 40-pound Trekker backpacks — a 15-lens camera system that took the images.
“The narrow ridges and steep, exposed trails of the Grand Canyon provide the perfect terrain for our newest camera system. The Trekker—which its operator controls via an Android phone and automatically gathers photos as he walks—enables the collection of high-quality imagery from places that are only accessible on foot,” Google wrote in October 2012, when the images were taken.
The sights include the Bright Angel Trail, South Kaibab Trail, the Meteor Crater and other famous locations in one of the world’s largest canyons.
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