Google Street View has a remarkably comprehensive handle on cities and towns worldwide. And now, the mapping service has moved to the remote Canadian Arctic.
According to PC Magazine, the intrepid Google team has traveled to the northernmost point in Canada, with the intention of creating the most extensive map of the region in history.
Using a tricycle, the Street View team is mapping remote Cambridge Bay in Nunavut, Canada. You can currently only view Cambridge Bay from the air using Google.
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According to Google's blog, the ambitious project will unlock "4,000 years’ worth of stories waiting to be told on this map," using the tools of so-called 21st century cartography. The new, digital-era Ernest Shackleton? Perhaps.
PC Magazine says the new Google views of this remote Canadian locale will be available online in a few months.
The interesting World Wonders project documents international wonders on Google Maps and provides panoramic images. It's well worth a click-through during a boring day at work.