Google Employees Explore The Wilderness By Foot, To Help Create The Perfect Map
In a quest to cover every inch of the earth and create the “perfect map”, Google employees are exploring the wilderness to help record places and routes that are only accessible by foot.
Google employees would be carrying around a backpack with Street View Trekker—a 40-pound Android-powered device that holds 15 cameras, a hard drive and battery power enough for a full day of exploration—to photograph places, such as the Grand Canyon, so that anyone can explore the places from home.
“We still have a way to go because the world is constantly changing—with new houses, cities and parks appearing all the time,” Google wrote on its blog. “It’s a never ending job. But by cross-checking the data we have, we can significantly improve the accuracy of our maps.”
[via Google Lat Long Blog]