According to TechCrunch, Google has started cataloging images of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago to be made available without its Google Street View service.
Unlike other locations, whose work was done only by Google employees themselves, images of the Arctic Archipelago are made with the help of a resident who works in a non-profit organization.
In an interview for the blog, Chris Kalluk told what it’s like to carry the Google Trekker backpack:
“I am using the backpack to collect images for Street View and I have been walking on the coast of Frobisher Bay, where the wind is strongest and you can see the ocean wave building in the ice mountains. On the way I will pass dogs tied to sledges and igloos made with very old methods.
As part of its commitment to build a comprehensive and accurate map of northern Canada, Google visited my home in Cambridge Bay last August. But this visit to Iqaluit marks the first time that the Google Maps team has ventured into an Arctic climate during the winter months, where the average temperature can drop below -30 ° C ”, he said.