Google Trekker Explores BattleShip Island, May Look Familiar if You Like James Bond

Google recently opened up the Trekker program to third parties, allowing folks to borrow those funny looking backpacks, enabling Google to expand their Street View of the entire world at a quicker pace. The newest exotic spot to get Street Viewed is the Japanese island of Hashima, otherwise known as Battleship Island. 

Hashima was once a coal mining facility that housed workers, but was abandoned in the 70s. Since then, due to the buildings falling down, tourists are restricted from stepping foot on the island. If you watched the last James Bond film, then it should look quite familiar to you.

Ready to take the tour? Check it out here.

Via: TechCrunch



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