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No evidence journo was monitored – NZDF

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The chief of the New Zealand Defence Force says it never authorised the unlawful spying on a journalist.
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This Is How Fast SF Is Changing: Google Street View Is Now Shockingly Out of Date

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This Is How Fast SF Is Changing: Google Street View Is Now Shockingly Out of Date (Want to understand how quickly San Francisco is changing? Look at how very out of date Google street view is.
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Google brings Street View to Cambodia and begins photographing historic Angkor Wat site

Google brings Street View to Cambodia and begins photographing historic Angkor Wat site | Crowdsourcing Cartography | Scoop.it
Google is revving up its camera-laden cars in Cambodia, after the Internet giant announced the Southeast Asian country as the latest expansion for the Google Maps Street View feature.

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Google Takes Street View Trekker Up Mt. Fuji - WebProNews

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Google Takes Street View Trekker Up Mt. Fuji
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Google announced today that it has taken its Street View Trekker camera device (you know, the backpack) up Mt. Fuji to gather some new imagery.
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Google Street View captures Iqaluit - CBC.ca

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Google Street View captures Iqaluit CBC.ca "Wearing the Trekker backpack, and walking the streets of Iqaluit in the winter gives me an opportunity to share our most precious resource — our land — with the rest of our world," said resident Chris...
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No Friend of Democracy: To Whom is the NZDF Answerable? « The Daily Blog

No Friend of Democracy: To Whom is the NZDF Answerable? « The Daily Blog | Crowdsourcing Cartography | Scoop.it
Daily Blog is New Zealand's primary news and information blog site where 42 of NZ's top public sphere writers, bloggers, and opinion-shapers critically analyse and debate matters vital to New Zealand's national and public interest.
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Google's Street View Goes Into The Wild | NPR All Tech Considered

Google's Street View Goes Into The Wild | NPR All Tech Considered | Crowdsourcing Cartography | Scoop.it

Google's Street View maps are headed into the backcountry. Earlier this week, two teams from Google strapped on sophisticated backpacks jammed with cameras, gyroscopes and other gadgets, and descended to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. But this is just the first step in the search giant's plan to digitally map and photograph the world's wild places.

 

Luc Vincent — who runs Google's Street View — met up with a small group of reporters on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon this week.

 

Strapped to a backpack towering over his head was a set of cameras, arranged in what he called "a soccer ball configuration."

 

This contraption is the Google Trekker.

 

When you look at it on someone's back, it appears incredibly unstable — so top-heavy that the person would likely fall over.

 

But Vincent's team has spent the better part of a year trying to lighten the load. The Trekker — which has most of the gear crammed into Google's famous Street View cars — weighs only 40 pounds.

 

"It's not too bad," Vincent said. "The batteries are on the bottom, so it sort of compensates for the top-heavy camera on top. I've skied with it to test it, this winter. It was fine."

 

Earlier this week, the Google Trekker went on its first real trip.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Google Looking For Groups To Provide The Next Hikers To Don Trekker Street View Backpack

Google Looking For Groups To Provide The Next Hikers To Don Trekker Street View Backpack | Crowdsourcing Cartography | Scoop.it
  Write text here... Related articles Hiker Nicolas Cendoya will not have to pay for search efforts (abclocal.go.com) Search is on for missing Lausanne mountain hiker (thelocal.ch) Cross-Canad...
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Google Trekker Program Allows Off-Road Street View, Invites Available - International Business Times

Google Trekker Program Allows Off-Road Street View, Invites Available - International Business Times | Crowdsourcing Cartography | Scoop.it
International Business Times
Google Trekker Program Allows Off-Road Street View, Invites Available
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Google showcases 'Trekker' camera in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News Channel

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Florida's beaches to be mapped by Google - WTSP 10 News

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Florida's beaches to be mapped by Google
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Google is mapping Florida's 825 miles of beaches with its unique Street View Trekker technology. The Trekker is a camera with ...
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