Google sends team to Grand Canyon for trail mapping

Google sends team to Grand Canyon for trail mapping

The images you are seeing are not fake. Google has send a team to map famous trails at the Grand Canyon National Park. What is interesting is that they will be using a new gadget called the Trekker. Trekker is a 360 degree camera system carried as a backpack and controlled via an Android phone (probably a Nexus). The camera has been developed specifically to map off-road spots, only accessible on foot such as narrow trails and rocky terrain. And the Grand Canyon provides the perfect terrain with one of the most breathtaking natural landscapes on the planet for the first images of this new camera system.

In the beginning of the week the Google camera team has been spotted on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park mapping the Bright Angel Trail and the South Kaibab Trail. Soon the images will be available on Google Maps. This will give an opportunity to everyone to marvel at the beauty and the majestic sites of the canyon from their computer at home or a mobile device. We all wait for that moment.

The Trekker was announced earlier this summer, in June.