Google Streetview Backpack
The company has today taken the wraps off a brand new capture tool that can be worn on a person’s back in order to map and photograph areas that are too difficult for even a bicycle or snowmobile to reach.
Naturally, it’s Android-powered, and it packs two batteries that Google says will last a full day — although its 40-pound weight will likely necessitate a few breaks during that time. No word on when we’ll see the first results from it, but Google intends to take to National Parks, the Grand Canyon, castles, ruins, and more — even the ski slopes, as seen in another picture after the break.
(via Google shows off new backpack-worn Street View capture tool — Engadget)