Google Trekker making inroads in Australian destinations


Google is using its ‘Trekker’ technology to capture images of Australian destinations accessible only by foot.

The images will be used to incorporate remote places into the Street View of Google maps, Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The pictures gathered will be incorporated into Street View later this year once they have been edited using special software that stitches them together and blurs individual faces.

“We're starting in Sydney and then looking to go across Australia," Google spokesperson Shane Treeves said.

''Hopefully it will encourage more people to jump on a plane.”

Google hopes to allow tourism groups, not for profit groups, universities and research teams to borrow Trekker in future.

Trekker has been all over the world to create images for Street View including the Galapagos Islands, Venice, Mt Fuji, Everest and the Grand Canyon.



Source = ETB News: T.N.
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