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Faroe Islands Create Sheep View 360 to Map the Islands

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | July 13, 2016

Faroe Islands Create Sheep View 360 to Map the Islands

Photo courtesy of Visit Faroe Islands

When Google isn’t turning up to photograph your island for Google Street View and you really want it, maybe it's time to get creative. That is just what the Faroe Islands have done, turning to their 80,000 sheep to create SheepView 360. Visit Faroe Islands staff is attaching cameras to some of the sheep and creating videos of the island from their “view.” 

“Here in the Faroe Islands we have to do things our way,” Durita Dahl Andreassen of Visit Faroe Islands told the Guardian. “Knowing that we are so small and Google is so big, we felt this was the thing to do.”

They are still trying to attract Google to the island and are not concerned that the exposure Google’s Street View would provide would ruin the beauty of the islands.

READ MORE: Now You Can Google Street Stroll Through The British Museum

“I think that we’re ready for this,” Andreassen told the Guardian. “It’s a place that has always been so hidden and far away from everything, but I think that we are ready to invite people to the place.”

There’s a map you can use to locate the Sheep View sheep and a petition you can sign to help the Faroe Islands attract Google Street View, but until then, there’s this awesome YouTube video where you can watch SheepView 360 in action. 

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