Google continues to amaze with its mapping efforts, now updating its service with more than 9,500 pictures of the Grand Canyon.

Coming as part of Google Trekker, a highly ambitious foot-based Street View project, the Grand Canyon is only the start of Google's plans.

The Trekker back packs use the same 360-degree panoramic camera techniques you find on Street View cars. The idea is that wherever the backpacks go, Google can build a Street View image.

Google also has trikes and snowmobiles working to map out areas of the wilderness where traditional transport can't reach. 

It's an impressive feat for sure and the Grand Canyon pictures are absolutely stunning. There is more than 75 miles worth of Canyon mapped out

This is only the start of Google's plans to map the world. Just recently Street View went underwater, and Google is even starting on mapping out parts of North Korea, an area traditionally exempt from the world's maps.

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.