Scenic Dublin sights are getting the Google Street View treatment


Much of Dublin has been mapped out and recorded for Street View, making it easy for locals and tourists alike to get their bearings from their mobile device or PC. But now, Faílte Ireland is taking it upon itself to highlight some of the more scenic areas of Dublin.

Faílte Ireland will borrow The Trekker, a wearable backpack that has a camera system on top, to map out parts of Dublin and beyond. Sections of Howth Head, Sandycove and the Royal Canal will be captured for Google Street View using this technology.

The technology will even be brought in and around Temple Bar and some of the smaller streets in Dublin City. It should be interesting to browse the Temple Bar footage at least.

Other Irish sights will also be captured in the coming weeks. Among the places to be visited by The Trekker are Croagh Patrick, Mizen Head, Newgrange, and islands such as Inishbofin, Achill, and the Blasket islands.

Google has to first process all of the footage captured. These tourist attractions are expected to be available on Google Street View early next year.

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