Somewhere between Iceland and Scotland, lies the remote archipelago known as the Faroe Islands. Known for their sweeping views, traditional wool sweaters, and fresh-as-it-gets seafood, the islands haven't been feeling the tourism love they feel they deserve- and they're turning to their native wool-y residents for help.
Travelers all over the world utilize Street View to get a feel for their location prior to their visit, and as it turns out, the Google Street View team has not exactly been able to get over there quite yet (due to the fact that much of the country is inaccessible by automobile.) The tourism board decided to take matters into their own hands and institute the Faroe Islands 'Sheep View' as an alternative, and the results haven't been too.."baa'd.
Visit Faroe Islands Project manager, Durita Dahl Andreassen, figured the 80,000 wooly inhabitants could do a decent job at photographing the island (at least long enough to grab Google's attention,) and figured out a way to strap lightweight 360 cameras to sheep belonging to local farmers. The experiment has resulted in a few damaged cameras, and a fun new way to map the islands (which are really quite breathtaking.)
So until Google makes the trip over, eco-tourists will remain a bit ..sheepish.. about visiting.
Check out 'Sheep View' & the full story of #wewantgooglestreetview here!