As promised, a bunch of Googlers spent quite a lot of time in the Grand Canyon with a huge contraption strapped to their back, all with the goal of capturing the beauty of the landscape as accurately as possible.Now, all that work is paying off, for us at least, as Google is publishing a huge amount of Street View data from in and around the Grand Canyon, arguably far away from any actual street.
"Today, we’re releasing panoramic imagery of one of the world’s most spectacular national monuments: the Grand Canyon," Google wrote.
"These beautiful, interactive images cover more than 75 miles of trails and surrounding roads, making our map of this area even more comprehensive, accurate and easy to use than ever before," it added.
This was made possible by the Street View Trekker, a contraption that contains the guts of a Street View car inside a backpack. A rather large backpack, but still something someone could carry around to shoot 360-degree panoramic photos.