Google Looking For Groups To Provide The Next Hikers To Don Trekker Street View Backpack

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http://techcrunch.com – Google is trying hard to build out its Street View-style imagery of locales off the beaten path with its Trekker program. The Trekker, a roughly 40-pound backpack that has a camera-ridden sphere poking out over its wearer’s head, captures 360-degree fields of view which are then used to build interactive, first-person views of remote places like the Grand Canyon. Google is now looking for applicants to help it continue to expand its Trekker efforts. The application is open to non-profits, tourism boards, government agencies, academic or research organizations or other groups interested (IT news)