21st Century MappingA few years ago, we wrote about Google's Streetview trike, a pedal-powered alternative to the company's fleet of camera-equipped Prius hybrids. Well, the Google Trike's work isn't done yet. It's headed up north to Canada's arctic to capture images of the many communities up there.
They're starting in Cambridge Bay, a tiny village with a population of about 1,500 located in Nunavut. Google spent 11 months planning the project with Nunavut political leaders and elders in Cambridge Bay in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
There are 4,000 years’ worth of stories waiting to be told on this map. Today, we’re setting out on an ambitious mission to tell some of those stories and to build the most comprehensive map of the region to date. It is the furthest north the Google Maps Street View team has traveled in Canada, and our first visit to Nunavut. Using the tools of 21st century cartography, we’re empowering a community and putting Cambridge Bay on the proverbial map of tomorrow. (source)