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Virtually Climb Mount Fuji Using Google Street View



/ 3 years ago

Google_Trekker

Sightseeing is fun for just about anyone, lots of people can’t afford to go on elaborate vacations. What if you could see the hottest sites without needing to leave the comfort of your own home, or office?

Google’s Maps with Street View have been ever expanding, allowing us to view the streets of our most desired places to visit.

Google has several different cameras that they use to bring us Street View, primarily using the car, other cameras are the trolley, and snowmobile. Today they are using the Trekker, a wearable backpack, a portable camera system that is able to gather images while the wearer travels on foot through harsh terrain and to locations difficult to get to. The Trekker has a total of 15 cameras angled around to give a 360-degree panoramic view. Taking a photo every two and a half seconds.

We learn from Mashable that today Google Japan uploaded a video to their YouTube page showing us that there is now a Street View of Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan, which reaches a height of 12,389 feet into the sky.

Mount Fuji is an active volcano, only accessible by foot making it a perfect candidate for the trekker, the 3,776 meter hike has already been uploaded to Google Map servers and is viewable here.

This street view is not only great to see the scenery but also to be used as a guide if you are planning to climb Mount Fuji anytime soon.

Photo from engadget


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  • Wayne

    Now this is the way I want to summit Mt. Everest. Not the way Edmund Hillary had to do it. It’s too much like hard work and old fashioned, not to mention cold and dangerous.