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The Google Street View Trekker is the new powerhouse tool to give Google Maps an added feature—the ability to plan out nature walks and hiking routes all over the world.
Google Street View has been a revolutionary resource in documenting the modern planet, and now it is not just the metropolises that are getting all the attention. Nature lovers will soon be able to go online to scope out their foot trails before going on their excursions. This preview feature provides a sense of safety, informing hikers of unforeseen dangers (though it may not guard against accidents as featured in ‘127 Hours’).
The backpack-mounted camera will brave its way through the wilderness soon, although there are only a few Trekkers built at the moment. The comprehensive map to come is an exciting opportunity to overturn more of the world.