Google today announced that it has now started allowing organization to borrow its Street View Trekker to record imagery for Maps. The move means the organizations can now contribute imagery back to the service by collecting 360-degree photos and help capture the world around them. “This program is part of our ongoing effort to make it possible for anyone to contribute to Google Maps,” the company says.
“If you’re a tourism board, non-profit, government agency, university, research organization or other entity interested in borrowing a Street View Trekker to capture and share imagery from a place you know and care about, please apply today,” Google say. “In the coming months, we’ll open up this pilot program to a limited number of other organizations around the world.”