Google riding high?

By now we’ve all seen Google’s Street View camera, slowly documenting the curb appeal of city and towns around the globe.

In places without curbs, however, the mega-tech company has improvised. Like, say, using a 10-year-old camel named Raffia. In Google’s first use of animals since starting the project in 2007, Raffia and a handler walked the Liwa Oasis, a supposed tourist spot in the south west of Abu Dhabi emirate. The camera-bedecked camel captured 360-degree views of the desert terrain.     —Diane Richard, writer, October 15

Image: Courtesy Google

Source: Lindsay Carroll, “Google offers a camel’s eye view of Liwa Oasis,” The National UAE, October 8, 2014