Google Street View Trekker explained

Google Trekker has arrived in Ipswich - but what's it all about?
06 Apr 2018
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Google Trekker

So, what is Google Street View Trekker?

So what exactly is Google Street View Trekker and why should we all be excited?

It’s basically Google’s way of stitching together one mighty visual map which will eventually extend around the world. Google first started Street View, collecting images from a vehicle-mounted device as an experimental project in 2007.

Since then the ‘Google Trekker’ component has been added to collect images by a ‘human’ trekker on foot.


Google Trekker Ipswich

The device itself is fitted with 15 cameras which record photos every 2.5 seconds to provide 360 views as the ‘human trekker’ walks through a location.

Once edited and checked for privacy issues by the Google team – the footage allows anyone anywhere a chance to check out a destination without even leaving home.

In tourism terms, it’s another way a region can reach new audiences and showcase its natural, cultural and heritage assets.


Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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