A cute new camera from Google will help map out even the remotest places

Google Street View camera
(Image credit: Google)

Google has just revealed a radical update for Street View. The brand new camera mimics the Google Street View car, only it’s as small as a cat and is designed to help people map out remote areas. While the Google Street View car had roads as its limitation, the new Google Street View camera can be taken up mountains, into the desert or even to remote tropical islands. 

If you cast your mind back to 2007 Gordon Brown was elected Prime Minister of the UK, Apple released the debut iPhone and Google launched Street View – a far-fetched idea to create a 360° map of the entire world. It was the brainchild of Google Co-founder Larry Page and now 15 years later, it’s hard to imagine life without it. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.