Now you can help Google map out the world with the Street View backpack

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To give us the awesomeness that is Street View, Google uses a number of different gadgets to roam the world and capture images. There’s a Google Street View car, trike, trolley and even a snowmobile. But there are still many places around the world that are only accessible by foot. For those places, Google has the Street View Trekker. Or in other words, a backpack.

The company is also now enlisting the help of tourism boards, non-profits, universities, research organizations or other third parties that have access to these places. So if you fall into one of those categories, you can head on over to this link and apply to use the Google Street View Trekker yourself.

Unfortunately, Google says that the application is to borrow the Trekker. You can’t keep it. Which is unfortunate because that thing is stylish.

Oh. Just me?

[via GoogleGizmodo]

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  • jayesstee

    [@Seamus McSeamus]
    OK, but promise you won’t lock them in!

    (For more than a decade or two)  :=))

  • etim

    Hmmm…since Google has their noses into everything else we do with what they offer, I wonder if something like this will be the future of Google glasses?

  • Seamus McSeamus

    When Google is ready to map the sewer systems of the world, I suggest enlisting the politicians for the job.