Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,788 Reviews & Articles | 46,880 News Posts
TRENDING NOW: Xbox Two and PS5 expected in 2018, powered by AMD with 4K support

Google Maps explores Colorado River with Street View

Google explores the Colorado River by water with new Street View coverage
| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Mar 14, 2014 4:35 pm

Google Street View is a cool service that shows you what streets and landmarks look like at the level you would see in a car or on foot. Back in 2012, Google took a tour of the Grand Canyon with a Trekker backpack that let you virtually explore trails around the canyon.




Google has now strapped one of those Trekker systems into a raft and explored the Colorado River. The footage is very cool and makes you feel like you are right on the water. The footage required two Trekker cameras attached to rafts shooting images every 2.5 seconds.


The journey down the Colorado River was made in partnership with American Rivers organization that tries to protect endangered rivers. Google worked with Arizona River Runners for the actual journey. Google started at Lee's Ferry and ended at Pearce Ferry.


"We collected photos when the sun was the highest," Karin Tuxen-Bettman, leader of the Colorado River Street View Project, said Wednesday. "The canyon is narrow in places, and we didn't want shadows overtaking [the shots]."


Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases