Google Photographing Trails with Portable Street-view Camera System

Google is using a backpack version of it's street-view camera system to photograph Grand Canyon trails and display them in Google Earth Street View. Developed to photograph places where vehicle-mounted cameras can't go, Google has announced plans to photograph the Canyon's most popular trails and rim paths: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/24/google-street-view-maps-g_n_200...

The good news is that the location of the photos should be far more accurate than the user-placed Panoramio photos in Google Earth, which are often miles from their correct location.

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