Los caminos más populares del Gran Cañón de Colorado en Arizona (EE.UU.) estarán al alcance de un solo clic con la nueva aventura virtual del gigante del internet que ha llevado sus ojos panorámicos a los lugares más recónditos de este famoso atractivo turístico.

Sin coche, sin triciclo ni nada que use rueda, a pie y con una mochila portátil con un sistema de cámaras llamada Trekker, Google Street View está capturando imágenes de 360 grados para mostrar el Gran Cañon, según se informa en el blog de Google Latlong.

"Hoy, mostramos los caminos pedregosos y escarpados que estamos dispuestos a recorrer para hacer que Google Maps sea lo más completo posible, estamos recolectado imágenes de un lugar en el que ningún auto, bicicleta o vehículo de nieve ha estado antes. Como parte de su primera salida oficial, el equipo de Street View está utilizando el Trekker, una mochila equipada con un sistema de cámaras en la parte superior, para atravesar el Gran Cañón y capturar imágenes de 360 grados de uno de los paisajes naturales más impactantes del planeta".

"Los angostas crestas y los caminos empinados y expuestos del Gran Cañón nos ofrecen el terreno perfecto para probar nuestro sistema de cámaras más nuevo. El Trekker, controlado por su operador a través de un teléfono Android y que captura fotos automáticamente mientras camina, permite recopilar una colección de imágenes de alta calidad de lugares que sólo son accesibles a pie", escribió Ryan Falor, gerente de producto de Google Street View en el blog.

El dispositivo toma imágenes cada 2.5 segundos con 15 cámaras de 5 mega pixeles cada una.

A continuación una miradita a las imágenes:


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  • This Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo shows a view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Search engine giant Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It's the latest evolution in mapping technology for the Mountain View, Calif., company, which has used a rosette of cameras to photograph thousands of cities and towns in dozens of countries for its Street View feature. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • This Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo shows view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Search engine giant Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It's the latest evolution in mapping technology for the Mountain View, Calif., company, which has used a rosette of cameras to photograph thousands of cities and towns in dozens of countries for its Street View feature. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • In this Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo, Google operations manager Steve Silverman stands along the canyon wall wearing the Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The search engine giant is using the nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It’s about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator’s shoulders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • This Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo shows a visitor climbing on a canyon wall near the Bright Angel Trail along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. A three-wheel cart gathers images from narrow cobblestone alleys, a push cart allows for virtual tours of museums and a snowmobile captures skiers meandering down the slopes. Now the search giant Google is using a backpack-sized unit to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trail and other off-road sites. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • This Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo shows a view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Search engine giant Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It's the latest evolution in mapping technology for the Mountain View, Calif., company, which has used a rosette of cameras to photograph thousands of cities and towns in dozens of countries for its Street View feature. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • This Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo shows a long horn sheep near the Bright Angel Trail on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Search engine giant Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It’s about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator’s shoulders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • This Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo shows a mule team walking along the Bright Angel Trail on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Search engine giant Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It’s about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator’s shoulders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • In this Oct. 22, 2012 photo, Google operations manager Steve Silverman walks with the Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The search engine giant is using the nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It’s about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator’s shoulders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • In this Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo, Google operations manager Steve Silverman shows low-resolution images of photos gathered by the Trekker on an Android phone during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The search engine giant is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It's the latest evolution in mapping technology for the Mountain View, Calif., company, which has used a rosette of cameras to photograph thousands of cities and towns in dozens of countries for its Street View feature. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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    In this Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo, Google product manager Ryan Falor works with the Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The search engine giant is using the nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It’s about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator’s shoulders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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