Backpackers willing to haul 42pounds of extra weight can apply to rent the 15 camera, panoramic set from the team at Google Street View. The “Trekker Backpack” is known for its amazing documentation of remote locations, such as Mount Everest and the Grand Canyon.
The Trekker is operated by an Android device and consists of 15 lenses angled in a different direction so the images can be stitched together into 360-degree panoramic views. As the operator walks, photos are taken roughly every 2.5 seconds. Our first collection using this camera technology was taken along the rough, rocky terrain of Arizona’s Grand Canyon.