GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and to British Columbia's snow-covered slopes by snowmobile.
The search giant now has brought its all-seeing eyes -- mounted for the first time on a backpack -- down into the Grand Canyon, showcasing the attraction's most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other walkways.
It's the latest evolution in mapping technology for the Mountain View, Calif., company, which has used a rosette of cameras to photograph thousands of cities and towns in dozens of countries for its Street View feature. With a click of the mouse, Internet users are transported virtually for a 360-degree view of locales they may have read about only in tourist books and seen in flat, 2-D images.
Read more: Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails
Crave: The Gadget Blog
PCWorld Latest Technology News
CNET TV: Laptops
- ► 2017 (23)
- ► 2016 (75)
- ► 2015 (94)
- ► 2014 (55)
- ► 2013 (126)
- Google Music Ready to Take on iTunes With Warner A...
- Amazon to tax sales in Arizona
- Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails
- Digital legacy
- Kansas case puts face on 'total identity theft'
- Cell phone thefts rise rapidly nationwide
- Draft order would give US firms cyberthreat info
- Japan’s Softbank to buy Sprint » Northwest Asian W...
- Panetta: Iran a cyberthreat - New York Daily News
- Together, we can enhance cybersecurity in the U.S....
- A Google Book Deal Is Good for Everyone—Except May...
- TV industry finds 3-D is no hit with viewers | The...
- T-Mobile USA to merge with MetroPCS - m.NYPOST.com...
- Mars Rover checks in on Foursquare
- ▼ October (14)
- ► 2011 (294)