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01/07/2013 11:06 BST | Updated 31/08/2013 06:12 BST

Google Street View Backpack Available To Borrow - If You Have Somewhere To Explore

Judging by its latest additions, Google clearly hasn't run out of places to take its Street View camera. But if you have a better idea than the top of the world's tallest building, or the depths of the ocean, Google wants to know.

The search giant has now placed its Trekker Street View backpack up for use - if you have a good idea of a place to take it, and you meet the other criteria.

Google said that the Trekker is designed to go places that a car, trike, trolley or snowmobile won't go.

On its website it said:

"This wearable backpack is outfitted with a camera system on top, and its portability enables us to gather images while manoeuvring through tight, narrow spaces or locations only accessible by foot.

The Trekker is operated by an Android device and consists of 15 lenses angled in a different direction so the images can be stitched together into 360-degree panoramic views. As the operator walks, photos are taken roughly every 2.5 seconds.

Our first collection using this camera technology was taken along the rough, rocky terrain of Arizona’s Grand Canyon, and like our other Street View platforms, the Trekker proudly features the Google Maps logo."

You can apply to take park in the Trekker program at Google's website.