Virtual Uluru: Google forced to remove virtual climb after backlash

Google Maps has removed images from the summit of Uluru, meaning online visitors can no longer virtually “walk” on the rock despite the climbing ban.

Parks Australia asked the tech giant to remove the images following last year’s ban on visitors scaling the monolith, which is deeply sacred to its traditional owners, the Anangu people.

Until now the Street View function still allowed people to virtually experience the controversial climb through 360-degree user-generated images taken at the top of the rock, which included images of climbers celebrating at the summit.

Google Maps users can still use the Street View function to follow the tourist path around Uluru, which is permitted at the site.

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