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Google Street View shows off Arctic Canada

  • Nov 27, 2012
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Here’s your virtual chance to get a glimpse of life in Arctic Canada.

Google Street View images of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut are now online.

Google used a special tricycle with a camera mounted on top to capture the street scenes this summer. The company then worked with the community to create the detailed online map.

But it’s not just the streets viewers can explore. Google Maps takes viewers inside key buildings, too. Check out souvenirs at the Arctic Closet or visit the Kitikmeot Heritage Society.

Christropher Kalluk, GIS and IT Coordinator of the nonprofit Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., worked with Google on the project.

“It’s home,” Kalluk says in Google Maps’ video documenting the project. “I want people to see what it looks like where I live.”

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