Google will provide volunteers the cameras used to map Street View
Google launched a campaign to invite the explorers who want to load the 18 kilos Trekker camera to map the planet’s most inhospitable places, inaccessible to cars and famous Trike tricycles of Mountain View.
This initiative will accelerate the process of mapping hundreds of places around the world, it all depends on the conditions of the loan and the amount of bags that have in Google, which are equipped with lenses that shoot with 15 seconds difference in several directions at once.
What might this initiative to Street View? Trekker If they do their job and release the volunteer technical procedures cumbersome, will certainly be a breakthrough in the growth of this interesting tool.
In recent days, as well as the initiative to provide a backpack to Chris Kalluk, employee of a nonprofit organization that aims to photograph the Canadian Arctic also learned that a team of Google and the National Institute of Anthropology and History ( INAH) mapped the pyramids of Teotihuacan in Mexico .
Google explains on its website that “if you’re part of a tourism committee a nonprofit organization, a university, a research organization or other third party can access and help gather images hard to reach, you can complete the request to borrow Trekker and help map the world. “
To be part of the initiative, which should certainly achieve complete requirements will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the natural wonders of every corner of the planet, each volunteer must complete an online form where you specify whether you can get the necessary permits for the exploration of the area chosen and the reasons for this project.
The good news is that the arrival of the team and the country of the volunteer backpack will handle Google, as long as the volunteer work with information related to input and output constraints of such equipment in the country, which could complicate the realization the target because many countries do not allow entry of equipment that is not approved for a particular purpose.
Besides the institutional video supporting this initiative, you can see our contact Trekker backpack during the Google I / O two months ago.
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