Google Maps Goes Offroad

I saw a post this morning on Modern Hiker about the Google Street View team taking their cameras offroad with a specially built tricycle. While the Google team seems to be concentrating on urban pedestrian areas, including theme parks like LEGOLAND, the guys over at Modern Hiker seem to think that a Google Trails View might not be far off.

This is actually a pretty good idea. How many times have you gone to an urban or suburban trailhead, only to find that you have no idea where it actually is? Google Trail View would be the way to prepare before you pack up the car!

But, will this lead to a new type of car tourist? One who doesn’t even have to leave the comfort of his easy chair to see the wonders of the Appalachian Trail? Yeah, I don’t think so either.

For now, I’ll leave you to enjoy this somewhat comedic video of the Google Trike in action.

Chris Cavallari

About Chris Cavallari

Chris is a longtime digital content producer based in Maine. Since 1999, he has been an early adopter and active participant in blogging, podcasting, and social media, and has been guiding small and mid-sized businesses in leveraging video, social media, and digital publishing to the fullest. With an avid love of travel and the outdoors, Chris started PartTimeVagabond.com in 2009 to give him a platform to showcase his outdoors and travel adventures, and to help educate others in doing the same.