How Did Google Get a Street View of the Arabian Desert? Well, First It Got This Camel

Mapping even more of the world

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You're lost somewhere on the planet and freaked out for a second. But then, you remember. Uncle Google can lead you home. Or can he? What if you're in the Arabian desert?

Well, now you're in luck. Google strapped its Trekker camera to the lovely hump of a 10-year-old camel named Raffia and went and mapped the Liwa Oasis area of Abu Dhabi. The journey is documented in the video below.

So now, if you're in Liwa and your phone has service, you can get your bearings. Or you can just check it out from the comfort of your couch.

Take a look at this fascinating clip of a camel making history. 

Via The Verge.

@maskeroni Alfred Maskeroni is director of video for Adweek.
Publish date: October 9, 2014 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT