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Google shepherds sheep to map remote Faroe Islands


By John Glenday | Reporter

September 1, 2016 | 1 min read

Google has opted for a surprisingly low-tech solution to mapping the remote Faroe Islands after recruiting a flock of sheep to help map the territory by strapping a series of body cameras on the creatures.

The Danish archipelago has long been a blank spot on Google Maps Street View as it is home to few roads and just 50,000 people. What it does have in abundance though is sheep, some 70,000 of them in fact.

This prompted some entrepreneurial locals to strap cameras to the animals, an approach embraced by an enthusiastic Google which agreed to loan official Street View equipment and several professional 360-degree cameras to help finish the job.

When complete the project is sure to send people flocking to view the remote outcrop.

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