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Google Street View Now Lets You Tour Madagascar, The World’s Oldest Island

Google announced that Street View has come to Madagascar, which is said to be the world’s oldest island. According to Guinness World Records, Madagascar became an island around 80-100 million years ago, when it split off from the Indian subcontinent. It has an area of 587,041 km² (226,657 miles²), and ranks as the world’s fourth largest island. “For almost 88 …

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Google Gets More Hawaii Street View Imagery

Back in 2012, Google added some stunning imagery from the Hawaiian Islands to Street View. Today, the company announced the addition of more. The new imagery comes as a result of the Trekker Loan Program Google announced last summer, which lets organizations borrow Google’s Trekker backpack camera device to capture imagery for Street View. The program’s first partner was the …

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Google Gets Awesome New Street View Imagery From National Parks

Google’s Street View team has been working with the U.S. National Parks Service and Parks Canada to get new imagery on Google Maps for a plethora of interesting locations in the two countries. So far, Google has utilized its Street View cars, trikes and Trekker backpack system to add imagery for 44 locations. Here’s a look at some highlights. Sequoia …

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Google Takes The Trekker To Venice For New Street View Imagery

Google has taken its Trekker camera system to Venice to capture some new Street View imagery. Google Street View Operations Manager Daniele Rizzetto said, “It was impossible for us to collect images of Venice with a Street View car or trike—blame the picturesque canals and narrow cobbled walkways—but our team of backpackers took to the streets to give Google Maps …

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Google Takes Street View Trekker Up Mt. Fuji

Google announced today that it has taken its Street View Trekker camera device (you know, the backpack) up Mt. Fuji to gather some new imagery. The 360-degree panoramic shots cover the Yoshida trail that takes hikers up the mountain, as well as the full walk around the crater at the top and the “quick zigzag” descent. “Back in June UNESCO …

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Google Street View Trekker Goes To ‘Dead City’

Google is releasing some new Street View imagery from the abandoned Hashima Island, which is known by “Dead Island” or “Dead City” from the James Bond flick Skyfall. Google announced the imagery in a Japanese blog post, and shared this video: This is just the latest imagery from the Trekker. Earlier this year, Google released some Grand Canyon imagery taken …

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Google Lends Out Its Street View Trekker

Google has launched a pilot program for third-party organizations to borrow its Street View Trekker camera backpack device, to enable them to contribute imgagery to Google Maps. One partner is the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), which has already started taking photos of sites on the Hawaiian islands, which will one day appear in Google Maps Street View. Google …

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Google To Add ‘Stunning’ Imagery From Galapagos Islands To Street View

Google has partnered with the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Parks Directorate to collect panoramic imagery of the islands with the Street View Trekker. As a result, Google will be adding the “stunning” images to Google Maps later this year. Here’s an early preview of what to expect: “The Galapagos Islands are some of the most biologically unique …

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Leonard Nimoy Races, Sings in New Audi Ad

How do we know that the summer movie blockbuster season has begun? The product tie-in ads are beginning to take over television. This week a new Audi ad pitted Leonard Nimoy against Zachary Quinto. For those not well-versed in popular culture, Nimoy played the character Spock in the original Star Trek series and movies. Quinto now plays Spock in the …

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Look At Google’s Beautiful New Grand Canyon Street View Imagery

Google continues to expand its Google Maps Street View coverage into more and more interesting places. While things like “The Gates of Hell” may not actually be real, Google has recently expanded imagery for Hawaii, the Arctic, Zoos, Tsunami-ravaged buildings, and the ocean floor, to name a few. In June, Google unveiled Trekker, a tool designed to capture imagery for …

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Google Goes On A Grand Canyon Trek With New Street View Camera System

In June, Google unveiled Trekker, a tool designed to capture imagery from Google Maps Street View, which would be unattainable by way of vehicle or even a Street View Trike. It’s basically a backpack with a camera attached to it, which takes 360-degree imagery. Today, Google revealed its first Trekker-based outing. The company has sent its team to the Grand …

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