Jun 27, 2013
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Google invites you to borrow its Trekker Street View backpacks and photograph the world
If you like hiking and photographing exciting places around the globe, Google has a proposition for you: You can now sign-up to borrow one of the company’s Trekkers, special camera-equipped backpacks that act as a personalized version of Google’s Street View cars, allowing the wearer to automatically capture a 360-degree view of their surrounds as they move. Google previously only let select employees and a few third-party organizations take the Trekkers out to scenic places including the Grand Canyon and the Canadian Arctic, but now the company is giving any third-party organization the chance to apply online for loaner Trekker backpacks. The footage that winning capture could be added to Google’s growing library of Street View scenes around the world, though its unclear for now just how much, if any, other monetary compensation Google will provide to volunteers. 

Google invites you to borrow its Trekker Street View backpacks and photograph the world

If you like hiking and photographing exciting places around the globe, Google has a proposition for you: You can now sign-up to borrow one of the company’s Trekkers, special camera-equipped backpacks that act as a personalized version of Google’s Street View cars, allowing the wearer to automatically capture a 360-degree view of their surrounds as they move. Google previously only let select employees and a few third-party organizations take the Trekkers out to scenic places including the Grand Canyon and the Canadian Arctic, but now the company is giving any third-party organization the chance to apply online for loaner Trekker backpacks. The footage that winning capture could be added to Google’s growing library of Street View scenes around the world, though its unclear for now just how much, if any, other monetary compensation Google will provide to volunteers. 

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