Fáilte Ireland Begins Capturing Dublin Images with Google Technology
Fáilte Ireland will quite literally be putting some of Dublin’s more remote places on the map today (20 September 2015) as they begin to use the ‘Google Trekker’ specialised camera to capture some of Dublin’s many beauty spots which haven’t yet been captured by Google Street View. Starting off on Howth Head, Fáilte Ireland’s Dublin team will gather images of some of Dublin’s magnificent views and hidden gems over the next number of weeks which will ultimately be made accessible via Google Maps. Malahide, Sandycove, Dun Laoighaire, and the Grand Canal are among some of the other areas due to be captured by the ‘Trekker’.
The Google Trekker has been accessed through Google’s ‘Trekker Loan Programme’ and is being used to capture Street View imagery in remote places where the car can’t go. The Trekker is a wearable backpack, with a camera system on top, designed by Google. The Trekker can be walked through pedestrian walkways or trails on foot, and automatically gathers images as it goes.
The footage, which is being captured by Fáilte Ireland employees, will be processed by Google and made available in early 2016 - giving people all over the world an even better view of what Ireland has to offer in terms of walks and landscapes.
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