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.
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.