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Google gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the Street View team captures imagery

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After rolling out a new community-based website called “Google Maps Views” last month featuring 360 degree photo spheres and a collection of panoramas, Google today announced some updates to the project. Not only is it adding more info about locations to the Street View Special Collections included on the Views site, but it’s also giving a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like collecting imagery on a new Street View Treks web page.

Our first two multimedia adventures enable you to experience the Canadian Arctic in Iqaluit, Canada, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. We also invite you enjoy photos and videos from our past journeys to the Grand Canyon, the base camp of Mount Everest, the Amazon Basin, the Great Barrier Reef and the NASA Kennedy Space Center — minus the extreme temperatures and long plane rides! If you’re on the Views page for those specific collections, just click on the “About this place” button on the upper right hand corner.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.