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Google removes street view virtual tour of Australia’s Uluru

 — 25 septembre 2020
Google exauced the wishes of the Anangu people and has removed images from its Street View that allowed users to virtually walk on Australia's Uluru, a sacred Aboriginal site closed to tourists since last year.

Parks Australia had asked that the user-contributed images be taken down in line with the wishes of the Anangu people who are the traditional owners of the World Heritage site. The giant red monolith in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in central Australia was closed to tourists in October 2019 at the request of the Anangu, who hold the site sacred.

« We understand Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is deeply sacred to the Anangu people, » a Google spokesperson said.

« As soon as Parks Australia raised their concerns about this user contribution, we removed the imagery, » they said.

The company said the images had been taken by users of Google maps prior to the closure of Uluru, previously known as Ayers Rock.

Thèmes : Arts, Culture  


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