It's not called Google Grand Canyon View
, but Street View can show you what the canyon looks like even though there are no streets there -- or in the Meteor Crater
or thousands of other places Google Street View Cars
or tricycles or other vehicles can't go. How? With a 40 pound, human-carried version of the camera rig in the cars, complete with GPS and a "pause" button in case the human motive power system needs to take a break. But, asks Slashdot's Tim Lord, what about new, small cameras? Like GoPro
? Don't they make the Trekker rig kind of obsolete? Well... Google's always working on "new and improved" everything, so the next version of the Trekker is likely to be kind of interesting.