Sheepview: cameras attached to roaming ruminants in the Faeroe Islands

Sheep in the remote Faeroe islands, between Scotland and Norway, have been fitted with cameras to provide a vast corpus of sheepcam footage. At Sheepview, you may soon be able to explore the windblasted heaths and crags as if you were yourself an ambling, grass-munching ruminant—and help Google to catch up and generate street-view imagery that islanders need.

As the sheep walk and graze around the island, the pictures are sent back to Andreassen with GPS co-ordinates, which she then uploads to Google Street View.

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

So far the Sheep View team have taken panoramic images of five locations on the island. They have also produced 360 video so you can explore the island as if you are, quite literally, a sheep.

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  1. The idea sounds pretty woolly to me.

  2. I do hope the Martians are tapping into this.

  3. The chances of any TCP coming from Mars are a million-to-one.

  4. SheepTV is surprisingly relaxing to watch.

  5. doggo says:

    Hmm, not baaaad.

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