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Google Street View comes to the remote Canadian Arctic


A fishing boat cruises in the Ilulissat fjord, on Greenland's western coast.


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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. 

Google is no slouch when it comes to the frosty, mysterious climes of Antarctica, either. You can look at the frosty continent from the air, and you can even access street view images. 

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.