Google Street View has now officially come to Mongolia. Google used the traditional travelling methods to capture the photos of Mongolia. These methods include Camera loaded on horse-drawn sled and on the backpacks of team members. Mongolia has very amazing natural scenery to offer. It is twice the size of France and at the same time it is one of the least densely populated countries in the world.
A few days back Google street View was launched in Mongolia which is one of the least densely populated countries in the East Asia, thanks to the use of horse drawn sled and other traditional methods used in filming. The list of countries where Google Street View is available continues to grow.
The horse drawn sled was used to take the Google Street View Camera to some of the very remote locations of the country including the Lake Khovsgol. This lake is classified as the second largest fresh water reservoir with fresh water.
Mongolia is a country with some very tough terrain and the rugged mountains. For example, in order to film the famous Gobi desert a local operator was sent there with a special camera mounted from the top of her backpack. Similarly, the members of the Google Street View team also went with backpacks to Choijin Lama Meuseum and walked to film the surroundings of the Museum.
A launch ceremony was held in the Mongolian Capitol Ulan Bator where the Mongolian officials were also present. Digital pictures taken along 5,500 kilometer long road of Mongolia were revealed.
The camera used by the Google is a special one as it has 15 lenses to get a high definition 360 view of the place and its size is slightly bigger than basketball.
When asked, the team members of the Google Street View expressed their satisfaction about what they have achieved despite the months of hard work. Almost, 80% travel was off the road. Local officials are also happy about the initiative as this is a way of preserving and showing to the world the traditional nomadic lifestyle of the Mongol people. Many tribes in Mongolia still follow the Nomadic lifestyle that was inherited down from the times of Genghis Khan in the 13th century. Genghis Khan conquered the world’s largest empire at his times.