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:

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.