Google is bringing its ‘Street View’ to the Charles

 

The search giant loaned its famous “Trekker” camera to the Charles River Conservancy this month to shoot the footage.

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by Kristi Palma

Evan Bradley, a Northeastern University graduate, is filming the Charles River for Google. Suzanne Kreiter / The Boston Globe

Evan Bradley, a Northeastern University graduate, is filming the Charles River for Google.
Suzanne Kreiter / The Boston Globe

Google is bringing virtual visitors to the Charles River.

The search giant loaned its famous “Trekker” camera to the Charles River Conservancy for two weeks this month to capture panoramic views of the river from the Watertown Dam to the Boston Harbor, reports BetaBoston.

The Trekker, which has traveled to places like the Grand Canyon and Amazon forest, is now being manned by 22-year-old Northeastern University graduate Evan Bradley, a part-time conservancy employee.

Bradley strapped the 40-pound Trekker to his back to take footage of the Charles by boat. When filming is finished, the Trekker will be returned to Google and Google’s team will use the images to create a continuous view of the Charles for virtual visitors. The tour will be available in the coming months.

Read the full story at BetaBoston.

 

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