On the map: DIY start-up offers new streetview

05 : 07 : 2012 Creativity : Anarconomy : Crowdsourcing

Langen, Germany – A start-up called DIY Streetview has introduced a camera kit that lets people and businesses create their own Google-style street view maps in places that have been uncharted by the web search brand.

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The kit enables people to record 360-degree images every three seconds using a camera that attaches either to the roof of a car or to the top of a backpack. Footage is uploaded to the internet and can be embedded in websites.

‘With so much to see and map in the world, this is a way for people to show intricate places that Google would not have the time, resources or impetus to map,’ says founder Jan Martin.

This is another way for people to take creativity and influence into their own hands using technology. For more on how counter-intuitive ideas are gaining ground, read our Anarconomy Decade macrotrend.

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