In Google’s attempt to “street view” the entire world, they are offering responsible trekkers to borrow their equipment to capture some of the world’s most remote areas.
The company announced on Thursday a pilot program that lets third-party organizations borrow its high-tech Street View Trekker equipment and contribute imagery to its mapping platform. This is a clever way for Google to expand its coverage while minimizing costs.
Google said “We hope this imagery will be used by our partners to increase awareness and interest in their locations, potentially increasing tourism”.
BTW – Google have “street-viewed” Clicky HQ too, take a look here:
Image courtesy of Google