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Forget Google Street View. Meet this tiny island's sheep view

In Google's absence, the Faroe Islands have strapped cameras to sheep to capture their countryside's windswept majesty.

Bobble-hatted Faroe Islander Durita Dahl Andreassen and her flock of woolly photographers.

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Google Street View has toured cities and climbed mountains, but one place it's never been is the tiny Faroe Islands. So islanders have taken matters into their own hands -- strapping cameras to sheep.

The goal of the Sheepview 360 project is to tempt Google to come to the windswept Faroe archipelago, located roughly halfway between Norway and Iceland.

Bobble-hatted local Durita Dahl Andreassen, who works for the Visit Faroe Islands tourist body, is the face of the cunning sheep-based social media campaign calling for Street View images of the islands.

"My home country is beautiful, green and kind of undiscovered to the rest of the world," she said in a press release. "If Google Street View will not come to the Faroe Islands, I will make the Faroe Islands visible to the world in another way."

Street View adds photos of an area to Google Maps. The pictures are usually captured by cars with cameras on top that drive round photographing everything as they go, but more remote areas have seen Google cameras carried on foot across Mongolia or even under the sea.