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21/10/2011 / loyaltymarketingnews

Google Street View Crew Hit the Swiss Alps Railways

Few would complain about this business trip: A crew from Google recently went to the Swiss Alps to film the Albula-Bernina line in Switzerland, considered one of the most scenic railway routes in the world.

Google was able to film the portion, which will soon go live on Google Maps, in cooperation with the Rhaetian Railway. The route, known for its bucolic mountain scenery, runs from Thusis, Switzerland through St. Moritz; to its final stop in Tirano, Italy.

To capture the images, the Google crew mounted a trike — a three-wheel pedicab with a camera system on top — to a flatbed at the front of a train. Cameras facing nine different directions then took still photos which will be melded together to create 360-degree views.

 

(via Mashable)

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