Google Street View gets creative with ‘Camel Cam’

Google's "Camel Cam" in the United Arab Emirates' Liwa Desert (Courtesy: Sky News YouTube)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — By now, you’re probably an avid user of Google Maps and its popular Street View option. What makes those views possible are the Google cars — and sometimes people — that travel the world to create the archive that makes life that must easier. And now, they’re even starting to use camels for their projects, according to BBC.

The technology giant is reportedly evolving into the “Camel Cam,” a “trial in the United Arab Emirates’ Liwa Desert” that makes it possible for people to take a virtual tour of the sandy dunes from the comfort of their homes, BBC reports. There’s reportedly minimal disruption to the environment by using the camels to get the imagery Mother Nature provides. Street View reportedly covers about 230 countries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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