Last year, a man named Chris Kalluk urged Google to come to his village and expose the region and the local culture to world audiences via Google Maps. Kalluk lives in a small Inuit hamlet called Cambridge Bay in Canada's northernmost territory Nunavut and works for Nunavut Tunngavik, a local non-profit organization that looks after Inuit history, land claims, election etc. Following Kalluk’s lead, Google began mapping the area and sent out its famous Street View trike, the camera-fitted tricycle used to collect imagery, to Cambridge Bay.
The small village has only a handful of streets for the project to cover though it might take many months for the trike to finalize its imagery and upload it to Google’s Street View. So far, the community can only be accessed by air or by a barge during a brief period in the summer. The remote region also has just 1,500 inhabitants though the car-less, frigid and isolated village has a rich culture and history which it wants to share with the rest of the world. Google is also training the locals on the mapping process and have revealed that the people trained in Cambridge Bay would also be asked to map out other regions in the Canadian Arctic area. Through this educational program, Google will train the locals on how to add topographical features, local buildings and roads to Google Maps where they would be visible via Google Street View.
Via: The Verge