Do you consider yourself an adventurous traveler? Google is looking for brave travelers who don’t require Gucci suitcases, air-conditioning, or regular showers. These travelers will help build their pilot program, Trekker, a wearable backpack camera system intended to extend the reach of Google Maps. This means you become the Google Street View vehicle in a much more individual way. These brave travelers will become the means by which Google maps more obscure areas of the world.
The program has already been used to map the Grand Canyon. It is operated by an Android device and consists of 15 lenses angled in different directions in order to build a full 360-degree experience.
If you’re interested, in addition to the aforementioned qualities, you will also need to be able to haul the 40 lb Trekker pack. Google is looking for people affiliated with tourist boards, non-profits, government agencies, universities, and research groups and frankly anyone who might meet their high standard.
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