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Video: Google Launches Street View Imagery Of Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Desert

Video: Google Launches Street View Imagery Of Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Desert

The company placed its Trekker camera on top of a camel to capture the imagery.

Google has launched 360-degree street view imagery of Abu Dhabi’s Liwa desert, it announced this week.

The company used the Trekker, its latest camera system in its Street View fleet, to capture the imagery. The Trekker was placed atop a camel, gathering images as it walked through the sand.

(Click here to view a 360-degree view of Liwa.)

“This allowed us to gather authentic images for the collection as well as minimise our disruption of this fragile environment,” Google said in a statement.

A short video on how it was created. Story continues below.

Currently, Street View imagery exists for world sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Antarctica and the Swiss Alps. Last month, Google also launched street view imagery of the Giza Pyramids and five other prominent areas in Egypt.

Other landmarks covered in the MENA region include the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the National Museum of Iraq and the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar.

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