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Roam The Grand Canyon Virtually With Google Maps


It's been a great week for Google Maps-branded remote tourism. First, the online cartographers rolled out a detailed map of secluded North Korea. Today they've unleashed their panoramic Street View of the Grand Canyon.

In October, Google Maps announced they would be sending their team into the rugged terrain of the Grand Canyon wearing their new camera system, the Trekker.
The 40-pound backpack is equipped with a 15-lens camera system that captures 360-degree views and makes you look a little like a bacteriophage. It's controlled by an Android phone and captures images as you walk.