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Google opens up Trekker program to third parties, looks to add more Street View imagery

Google wants you to carry a Trekker backpack to map new areas
By: Trace Hagan | Internet & Websites News | Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:05 am

Google has announced that they are opening up their Street View Trekker program to third-party non-profits. Google is looking to expand Street View imagery off the beat path. To do this, they need to take their Trekker backpacks by foot into areas not accessible by cars or other imaging devices.




So, who better to trek into the unknown than the tourism boards or non-profits responsible for protecting those areas? This is exactly why Google has opened their program up to the public. Google is now accepting applications, though the details of the program aren't exactly clear. You can fill out an application at Source #2 below.


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