Google Street View enlists camel to help map United Arab Emirates' Liwa Desert

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      Google has used cars, tricycles, and people to photograph the world around us. Now the tech giant is adding a new form of transportation to its Street View program: camels.

      A 10-year-old camel named Raffia has been enlisted to help Google capture one of the more remote places on the planet, the Liwa Desert in United Arab Emirates.

      Camel tracks in the Liwa Desert.

      Using a Google Trekker camera, Raffia and her guide walked the 100-kilometre stretch of desert, southwest of Abu Dhabi.

      Despite Google Street View's ubiquitousness in North America and Europe, the majority of roadways on Earth that have not yet been photographed.