Google Rents a Camel for Arabian Desert’s Street View Images

Google wants you to know what it is like to walk through the Arabian Desert so they have hired a camel and mounted their Street View camera on it to take photos!


Google hired a camel by the name of “Raffia” to collect images of the desert around the Liwa oasis area in Abu Dhabi. With the help of a guide the camel took pictures of the desert region using the Google Trekker, which is normally strapped to the back of a person to take street view images. Najeeb Jarrar, Google’s product marketing manager for the Middle East and North Africa said, “We hope this collection gives you a glimpse of what it may be like to travel the desert as caravan merchants have for the past 3,000 years.”

Along with the Liwa desert, Google added up to 50 new Canadian national and provincial parks to street view.

Source: Discovery via TweakTown | News Archive

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