Residents (well, the tourism bureau) of the Faroe Islands, an autonomous country halfway between Norway and Iceland, wanted Google streetview to come to their archipelago. So an enterprising resident created "sheepview," attaching a 360 degree camera to the back of an obliging sheep and recording wherever it wandered.
Apparently google heard about their efforts and wanted in.
Expect more mapping-related posts in the coming month. I've been interested in cartography since my early days solo hiking (and inevitably, getting lost) in the Virginia hills. A few aspects of that experience find their way into my story The Shape of the World's Skin, which will appear in the upcoming SFFWorld anthology You are Here: Tales of Cartographic Wonders. More about that soon.