Trek View is using street-level panoramic imagery of the natural world to inspire everyone to start exploring it.
What is Trek View?
Hi! I'm Dave.
Back in 2019 I took a 360-degree camera and started filming hiking trails.
They quickly attracted millions of views online and other hikers asked me how they could do the same. So I showed them.
I created VR apps for schools allowing school children to go on virtual field trips -- many of whom had never left the cities in which they lived.
Then local community groups, larger commercial organisations and even some celebrities wanted to use the photos for their own environmental causes.
At the same time, I became interested in computer vision, the ability to train a computer to automatically classify what's inside an image.
I quickly realised the potential for using street-level images to understand the environment at scale was huge.
And so Trek View became a thing.
Now we're a group of people with a passion for the outdoors.
Our imagery is viewed by millions of people each month.
You can create your own too! Find out more here.
If you're interested in the more technical side of 360 photography, I use our blog as a place to "learn in public"..
I hope you find some of the content here useful, and cannot wait to see your imagery!