Google Maps take imagery to new heights

By Posted 18 Mar 2013, 21:23

We have known for a while that Google wants its maps service to include imagery from every corner of the world, and that mission also includes 3D and photo views from the lowest to highest places.

Google Maps now includes photos from the worlds most famous mountains, although the journey to make this possible has been documented in a blog post and this behind-the-scenes look at the latest Google Maps special collection can be seen here. The article covers 5 days of traveling to various destinations capturing imagery for Google Maps, but it’s also nice to hear thoughts from the team that experienced the mountains up close.

Google has outlined the additions to Maps in another blog post that details Street Views, without the street, and these deliver the ability to explore some famous mountains. This is part of Google’s “bucket list” to map the Seven Summits that are found at all corners of the world, which the featured post includes maps of Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Mount Elbrus and Everest.

The majority of our readers won’t get the chance to visit these mountains, but thanks to Google Maps you can transport yourself to one of these mountains in a matter of seconds.

Take a look at the different mountains up close via the above blog posts and feel free to share a comment on Google’s mission to map places like this.

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