June 29, 2013

Google Street View Trekker in Hawaii

Posted by Dr. Laura Guertin

I am extremely excited about this news.  Hawaii is a significant geologic location, and one that I know I’ll never get my students to.  Fortunately, Google is taking my students for me!  Who knew that by strapping a camera-equipped backpack on to one person that roams around lava fields could create such a rich resource for classrooms.

Mother Nature News shares more as Google Street View hits Hawaii hiking trails.

Did you ever want to be one of those people that wears the backpack for Google?  Now is your chance!  Google is accepting applications for trekkers.  Read this post on the Google Lat Long Blog to learn more about how they expanded their trekker network for the Hawaiian mapping (after viewing the video below, who wouldn’t want to do this job???).