Google Maps: 250-lbs tricyle / 8-foot-high camera

Google Maps: 8-foot-high camera

Google Maps: 250-lbs tricyle / 8-foot-high camera - Digital cameras, digital camera reviews, photography views and news newsJune 28, 2009 - 08:45 GMT
A pedicab-like vehicle has been rolling around the pedestrian walkways of the University of Pennsylvania to collect panoramic images of the campus for Google Maps Street View feature. The 250-pound vehicle resembles the pedicabs that carry tourists around Philadelphia and other cities, has the cyclist up front, and the camera mounted on an 8-foot high tower in the back. On the rear is a red generator along with a large chest that looks like an ice cream dispenser but actually contains the computer recording the digital images...More