Google Dune View? Putting 360º cameras on a camel

Here’s a unique perspective on the UAE’s Liwa Oasis—the largest oasis in the Arabian peninsula.”

Google’s Najeeb Jarrar explains,

To bring this stunning desert to Street View, we fashioned the Trekker to rest on a camel, which gathered imagery as it walked. Using camels for the collection allowed us to collect authentic imagery and minimize our disruption of this fragile environment.

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 3000 years. Should you make the journey here in person, who knows—you may meet some new friends. To see more, visit our Street View gallery.


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