For more than 2 years, Google sends people in remote regions of the Earth to capture
images for its Street View service.
Because all the areas are not accessible by car, this project undertake hikers who carry on their back a 360 degrees camera system.
In Thailand this project was taken over by a man who walked thousands of kilometers to record the images carried worldwide, according to Mashable.
Google added 150 new landmarks such as the Park of Sukhothai and ancient temples in Atatoygia. To capture these places, the triathlon athlete from Thailand, Panupong Luangsa-ard, who with a backpack walked into the hills and forests. All this effort took two whole years with breaks during rainy days and this because the cam needed clear skies to get a good shot.
The backpack that he carried on his back weighs 18 kilos and stretched about half a metre over his head. The camera’s battery lasts about 6 to 8 hours. The man had to make thousands of kilometers to record all remote locations, but he is not the only one who has taken this mission.
In addition to new regions in Thailand, Google’s Street View has already extended to other locations, even exotic such as coral reefs in Indonesia. Among other things also arrived in Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the pyramids in Egypt.