Guess.What.Day.It.Is?


Notes:

  • Source: Vox.com – Awesome photos show how Google is using a camel to map deserts. When Google wants to create its Street View maps — the ones that show the buildings and sidewalks that line the world’s streets — it sends a funny-looking car with a camera on top off to capture the footage. Those StreetView cars work great in places where there are roads. But in the world’s more remote locations — a desert in Abu Dhabi, lets say — vehicles don’t cut it. Enter Raffia, the camel carrying a camera across the Liwa oasis to produce more Google Maps.
  • Background on Caleb/Wednesday/Hump Day Posts and Geico’s original commercial: Let’s Hit it Again

Comments

  1. That is so cool. Camels have many uses, still.

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  2. That’s very clever! Amazing how stark and vast the desert is, no? Hypnotized by the way the dunes just go on and on and on…

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  3. If you don’t watch the trailer, you’d think it was an opening for another Star Wars movie. C-3PO hitching a ride

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  4. Cool!

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  5. action! cut!

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  6. freddiegeorgia says:

    Gotta admire the man who gives up the seat for the camera!

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  7. WOW! who knew there would be so many beautiful images of camels. makes Wednesday something to look forward to!!
    thank you…

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  8. Great share. 💛 Whatever will Caleb get up to next I wonder!

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  9. Last day of school in Austin, Texas. That’s what day it is!

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  10. You know how some people like to listen to nature sounds, rain or waves, to help them fall asleep?
    I want something to put on my eyes that’ll trasport me to what Caleb’s camera is registering.

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  11. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Hello LIWA, hello world!! Hello CALEB … missed you!! Beyond amazing!!

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  12. I thought it was a joke at first because of no streets in this Streetview, but I see it is serious.

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  13. Love the video…amazing expanse! Raffia is so elegant, and his master such a walker!

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  14. This is so cool. Inspired me to search out more info about Liwa. Apparently, they have pumped desalinated water in to create a lake.

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  15. In my former life, I visited the desert of the US by VW bus. I was mesmerized by the ever changing sand dunes and although we only slept one night in the desert, it was an eerie experience, very hot during the day and within minutes it got quite cold. Rolled down the dunes, lost our way a few times because sand had covered the ‘lane’, an interesting experience but also one I wouldn’t want to repeat, in all its beauty and quiet terror.
    Kept thinking about this post. Hero Husband told me that he read an article that Google was doing the same thing on the mountain trails in Switzerland. I seems that people are walking those steep and uneven stony trails with a GoPro camera facing ahead and one on their backpacks. I said: Why on earth does every square-centimeter of our world have to be photographed, filmed, noted? Where is the mystery, the unbeknown beauty, where is the magic? We had no replies which is not really surprising

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  16. Looks like Caleb has been assigned the honor of delivering this year’s Stanley Cup trophy to the NHL finals. Sorry Canadian fans, only a U.S. winner this season.
    -Alan

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  17. Love the latest technology!

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  18. Great post! Caleb is amazing! LOL

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