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Google Project Elevates Street View To Travel Photography

Google Project Elevates Street View To Travel Photography
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Tech giant can now let you explore the world’s most idyllic spots without even leaving your bedroom.

Lara Piras
  • 20 september 2013

Google Treks is a new project that uses Google Street View footage to create curated web tours of worldwide destinations. The hard-to-reach places the team have conquered already include the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon, with plans to cover all of the world’s most iconic landmarks.

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Each ‘trip’ offers up information and videos about each location, recreating the experience of reading a guidebook or one could even go as far as saying going on vacation or physically visiting the chosen spot itself.

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Each frame is in high definition and users can click around a highlighted route and explore the same areas the film team followed with their heavy cameras and backpacks in tow. Useful information is displayed in a surprising amount of detail for each view such as its history and fun facts aiding to complete the full Google Treks experience.

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So far there have been mixed reviews; some say you could never replace the experience of seeing a place with your own eyes and others feel that Google Treks is revolutionary within the travel photography field.

Click here to experience Google Treks and have your say.

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