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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Watch out for this!

Those familiar with Google Street View will know what  amazing technology it is. You can search for an address and see a 360 degree view of the surroundings just as though you are standing there in the street.
Since these photographs were taken from a motor vehicle, they have, until now, not been available for off-road areas such as cycle paths and canal tow paths, but this is about to change since Google have now mounted cameras on a pedal powered trike.
It will take a while before we can see our own NCN Routes on Google Earth but if the guy is cycling at the speed of this video, it won't be so long.
If you see him coming, might be as well to stand to one side,  although in compensation you will be immortalised on video.


BirdyRed said...

It makes one wonder what he does when confronted with stiles, kissing gates or sections of track which are knee deep in mud.

Les Sims said...

Ah - forgot to tell you, they also have a backpack camera set-up which a walker carries.
And one on a snowmobile!
And they mount the trike on the roof of a boat which is covering the River Amazon no less. Might take a while to do that one.

Longranger said...

They have also recorded part of the Rhaetian Railway in Switzerland, using a trike propelled on a flat wagon.