The Google Camel

The Google Camel

How do you take Google Street View photos of the Arabian desert? You can’t cruise the dunes in a camera-mounted car without damaging the delicate sand structures, so you put your camera on a camel. A female dromedary, actually (one hump, not two) named Raffia.


“Google offers a camel’s eye view of Liwa Oasis,” Lindsay Carroll, The National

“Google launches ‘Camel View’ in United Arab Emirates,” BBC Newsbeat

“Roam the Arabian desert with Street View, ” Google Maps Blog

Liwa Desert, Google Maps


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