Google shows off backpack camera system

It's no secret that Google as got some pretty cool technology, and that includes their photography tech used for producing Google Street View.

Google recently showed off a wearable backpack camera system which has been used to capture images of the Grand Canyon.

The device - which features several cameras positioned in a sphere raised above the wearer's head - was used to capture 360-degree images of the breathtaking landscapes.

A spokesperson for Google said: "The narrow ridges and steep, exposed trails of the Grand Canyon provide the perfect terrain for our newest camera system.

"The Trekker—which its operator controls via an Android phone and automatically gathers photos as he walks—enables the collection of high-quality imagery from places that are only accessible on foot."

The panoramic views will soon be live on Google Maps.