Google calls this story “shear brilliance” 🙂
The Faroe Islands has become the latest remote part of the world to be featured on Google Street View – thanks to one woman and five sheep. Last July, tired of waiting for Google to map the autonomous Danish archipelago between Norway and Iceland, resident Durita Andreassen started her own Sheep View. She strapped 360-degree cameras to a handful of sheep and uploaded the resulting images, with their GPS coordinates, to Street View, while petitioning Google to finish the job. (There are nearly twice as many sheep as people on the 18 islands, hence the attention-catching method.)
When the project hit the headlines, Google responded by supplying islanders with camera equipment. Residents and tourists captured more images on foot, by bike, in cars, from kayaks and ships – and even attached them to wheelbarrows. As David Castro González de Vega, Google Maps programme manager, said: “Where there’s a wool, there’s a way…”….