Unleash your inner explorer and travel the globe without leaving home
Google wants to give you a sense of what it was like to create its most awe-inspiring Street View collections with a new section in Maps called Treks.
Views shows off some of the best Street View imagery collections from around the globe, including the Eiffel Tower, Mount Fuji, and Antarctica. The site also lets you explore user-contributed 360-degree images. If you have an Android phone running version 4.2 or higher you can upload your own photo spheres to the site from locations around the world.
Hear snow crunching under the feet of the street viewer as they walk across frozen land or the wind whistling in from the desert as you check out the view hanging off the 80th floor like a window washer at the world’s tallest building.
The Burj Khalifa Trek also features an image with interesting facts about the building such as the speed of the building’s elevator (22 mph) and the number of stairs the building has from the ground level to the 160th floor (2,909). There’s also a quick primer on the building’s design, what the building is used for, and a comparison to other giant buildings around the world.
Take a trip to the Amazon, Galapagos Islands or the Eiffel Tower.
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