Google Hired A Man To Capture Images For Their Google Street View Application


Apr 06, 2016 at 12:21 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : Gadgets & Technology

Have you tried Google's Street View? If you haven't, you better try it out and experience a virtual tour of the cities around.

Google street view was launched last 2007 and has been up and running 'til now. The application aims to help people get a 360 view of different locations around the globe. 

Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants and small businesses with 360-degree images on Google Maps with Street View.

Google's street view application is a great help to us travelers as we can now have a virtual tour of the places we will be going. We can easily track and pin-point landmarks on our itinerary. But have you ever wonder how Google street view captures images on remote places such as forest and other tight places that the Google car won't be able to run to? Then check out this man Google hired to walk around Thailand to capture wonder images for the application's 360 view.

One trekker named Panupong Luangsa-ard, was hired by the company to walk 500 km for 2 years to capture images for Google's street view. Thanks to Luangsa, Google was able to add 150 new places in the Land of a Thousand Smiles - Thailand.

Imagine the weight of this device that they will be carrying around.

Luangsa is just one of a hundreds of people hired by the company for their street view project. Just imagine the weight of the device that they carry around, walking tens-to-hundreds of kilometers.

We wonder, is there someone Google hired to do a street view trekking here in the Philippines?


Apr 06, 2016 at 12:21 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : Gadgets & Technology