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Google operations manager Steve Silverman stands along the

Google operations manager Steve Silverman stands along the canyon wall wearing the Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Google is using the nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit to showcase the Grand Canyon's most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It's about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator's shoulders. (Oct. 22, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Google and its street-view cameras were mounted for the first time on a backpack -- down into the Grand Canyon, showcasing the attraction's most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other walkways.

Google operations manager Steve Silverman stands along the
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Google operations manager Steve Silverman stands along the canyon wall wearing the Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Google is using the nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit to showcase the Grand Canyon's most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It's about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator's shoulders. (Oct. 22, 2012)

Google product manager Ryan Falor walks with the
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Google product manager Ryan Falor walks with the Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. (Oct. 22, 2012)

Google product manager Ryan Falor works with the
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Google product manager Ryan Falor works with the Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Google is using the nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit to showcase the Grand Canyon's most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It's about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator's shoulders. (Oct. 22, 2012)

The mast of Google's Trekker during a demonstration
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The mast of Google's Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. (Oct. 22, 2012)

The view from the South Rim of the
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The view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon's most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. (Oct. 22, 2012)

The Google Trekker during a demonstration for
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The Google Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The Google Trekker is a 360 degree camera backpack used for mapping street views of locations where cars and other vehicles can't navigate. (Oct. 22, 2012)

Google operations manager Steve Silverman shows low-resolution images
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Google operations manager Steve Silverman shows low-resolution images of photos gathered by the Trekker on an Android phone during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. (Oct. 22, 2012)

Google operations manager Steve Silverman walks with the
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Google operations manager Steve Silverman walks with the Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. (Oct. 22, 2012)

A visitor climbing on a canyon wall near
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A visitor climbing on a canyon wall near the Bright Angel Trail along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. A three-wheel cart gathers images from narrow cobblestone alleys, a push cart allows for virtual tours of museums and a snowmobile captures skiers meandering down the slopes. Google is using a backpack-sized unit to showcase the Grand Canyon's most popular hiking trail and other off-road sites. (Oct. 22, 2012)

A longhorn sheep near the Bright Angel Trail
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A longhorn sheep near the Bright Angel Trail on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon's most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. (Oct. 22, 2012)

A mule team walking along the Bright Angel
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A mule team walking along the Bright Angel Trail on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon's most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. (Oct. 22, 2012)

A view from the South Rim of the
Photo Credit: AP

A view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Search engine giant Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon's most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It's the latest evolution in mapping technology for the Mountain View, Calif., company, which has used cameras to photograph thousands of cities and towns in dozens of countries for its Street View feature. (Oct. 22, 2012)

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