Google Maps today went live with its popular Street View photos for Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, one of Canada's farthest-north villages at about 69 degrees latitude on Victoria Island. Google used a 360-degree camera mounted on a special tricycle to photograph scenes along the gravel streets, reports CTV News.
With the new maps, people from all over the world can now get a feel for life in one of Canada’s northern communities.
The sites featured in the map include a Hudson Bay Company cabin, a bridge used by local fisherman and the parts of the town’s extensive shoreline. Local shops, schools and recreation centres are also featured in the map, giving users a feel for the everyday community life.
Users can click on any of the sites and scroll through a series of high-definition, panoramic colour photos. The company even produced a two-minute video detailing the project.
Google has not yet added Street View to its map of Barrow, Alaska's farthest-north community. Read more at CTV: Google Street View travels to Canada's far north