Monday, June 22, 2009

Cool job: Google tricycle mapper

Courtesy of Joe Ferguson, I was informed of this job:

Google is mapping the paths on and around college campuses and is doing so with a tricycle equipped with their sophisticated camera technology. The mapped colleges will allow new students a way to familiarize themselves with campus before they ever arrive at campus. It will also allow parents to see what the campus is like by allowing the parents to take a “virtual tour” of the college campus...

The major benefit of mapping the paths with the tricycle is it will allow mapping and photographing of areas that can not be done with Google Mapping cars. The Google tricycle will eventually allow for some amazing “streetviews” of bicycle trails around the world.. This will allow you to be able to look at a trail before you ride it.

Story here with nice picture.