How Google Gets Street View Data in the Arctic

In 2013, the Californian tech giant Google, flew a team of Trekkers to Iqaluit the largest city and territorial capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Unlike more populated and accessible areas of the world, which were mapped employing a camera fixed to a car roof, the Iqaluit project had mappers hiking snowy roads and taking little-known trails, some of which were made of ice and disappeared throughout the summer months. Armed with warm winter apparel, laptop computers and a 40 pound telescopic camera attached to their backpacks, the team spent four days trudging through the terrain. Take a look at what they captured. 

(photo credit: googleblog)