Google Maps is Mapping Hiking Trails

Have you ever seen the Google Maps cars? They drive around neighborhoods, filming absolutely everything.  ow, there are Google Maps hikers too.  The packs needed to film a trail can way up to 50 pounds.

Google works with third party organizations who borrow the Street View Trekker and contribute imagery to Google Maps. Organizations such as The Conservation Fund are involved.

You can apply to be a Google Maps hiker...

Full article here:
http://appalachiantrail.com/20160331/google-maps-is-now-mapping-hiking-trails/

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