Known to the world as “the City of Water” Venice exists among canals linked by bridges where tourists and locals walk along its narrow alleyways and through piazzas. A world heritage site and a must see destination for many, navigating through such a place, proved to be a challenge for the famous Google Street View car.
However, Google has finally managed to capture this floating city using backpacks holding large cameras mounted on a four foot pole, that are then worn by employees who walk about the city taking 360 degree views along the way.
The camera, known as the Trekker backpack camera, has been specifically designed to capture images of places that cannot be accessed by a car. Needless to say this isn’t the first challenging terrain the Street View team has come up against – the search giant has previously usedÂ snowmobiles, the Street View Trolley and special tricylces called Trikes to bring a world of Street View to users.
The new and complete Venice Street View is expected to be available online in the coming weeks.
Using such inventions, Google has already managed to map out the Grand Canyon, Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building in Dubai ) and more recently, the Eiffel Tower.
Source: The Telegraph