Faroe Islands try to lure Google Street View by attaching cameras to sheep

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Image: Visit Faroe Islands

TheFaroe Islands are a remote archipelagoto the northwest of Scotland, and while less than 50,000 people live there, more than 70,000 sheep call it home.

The local tourist body,Visit Faroe Islands, decided to put their wooly friends to good use. As part of an ongoing campaign to get Google Street View to come and map the Islands,Durita Dahl Andreassen, who works for the organisation, deputised sheep to get the job done.

Andreassen attached a360-degree camera to a sheep’s back, powered by a solar panel, and let it run around and capture some stunning terrain. Honestly, life as a sheep looks blissful.

Andreassen started her campaignto get Google Street View on the Faroe Islands back in April, and has begun uploading the sheep-taken footage to YouTube.

According toAndreassen, it’s only appropriate sheep got pulled into this. The Faroe Islands originally meant Sheep Island, she wrote on the blog, and the country’s old coat of arms also featured a sheep.

So there you go, Sheep View 360. Google eat your heart out.

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