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Google Street View of Canadian Arctic village goes live

CBC NewsEye on the Arctic

As of Wednesday, anyone the world over can cruise along the streets of Cambridge Bay, a community of approximately 1600 people in Canada's eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut.

Google's Street View map of the community is now online.

In August, a Google crew captured every angle of the town's gravel roadways. They used a special tricycle equipped with 360-degree cameras.

Cambridge Bay was the first community in Nunavut to get Street View. A company spokesperson said they will head to another community in Nunavut next year, but would not say which one.

Read more from an August report about the Cambridge Bay mapping effort.

This story is posted on Alaska Dispatch as part of Eye on the Arctic, a collaborative partnership between public and private circumpolar media organizations.