Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Google Street View reaches trains, rides the Swiss Alps

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Tue March 27, 2012

Google Street View comes to Albula-Bernina line

Google has now mounted its Street View trike onto the front of a Rhaetian Railways train to capture nearly 76 miles of the Albula-Bernina line in Switzerland. Located in the Swiss Alps, the UNESCO World Heritage site offers breathtaking views of lakes, snow-capped mountains, and forests. The images are now available on Google Maps and in a devoted gallery.

The images represent a near year-long project from Google, which also recently captured images from along the Amazon river in South America.

This is the first time Google has put its Street View cameras onto a train. The company has already been on roads, parks, trails, and even inside buildings in its effort to bring real-life images of the world to computer screens.



View Larger Map





By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News