Camels Mapping Desert For Google in Liwa Desert, Abu Dhabi
We are featuring this in Technology section but we are not sure if it’s hi tech or low tech version of Google street view era. Anyways it is hard work to walk in Abu Dhabi desert heat with those low tech camels and high tech cameras.
The latest edition in Google street view quest is mapping the desert and here you can see Google street view for the Liwa Desert in Abu Dhabi at work. What is so surprising and wonderful about it? How about the fact that the company didn’t use any jeep or backpackers to get this footage but rather made use of camels that had Google Street View Trekkers mounted on them. The result came in the form of an amazing 360 degree pictures of the area that qualifies as one of the world’s most remote areas.
This approach was used to make the captured images look more authentic while making sure that minimal environmental impact was registered. PETA, however, has accused Google of animal abuse.
Located in Liwa Desert is the Liwa Oasis that enjoys the spot of largest oasis that exists on the Arabian Peninsula. Users checking the Desert out can take a look around this oasis as well.