Remote Canadian village with no road access will be mapped on Google Street View… wait, what?

Mike Wehner, Tecca

Ok, Google, we get it: You've mapped every inch of paved roadway you can possibly find and now you just don't know what to do with yourself. But taking the time to map the muddy pathways in a Canadian village that nobody can actually access by car doesn't strike us as a very useful allocation of resources.

But regardless of what we think, the search giant is going to go through with its plan to create a first-person Google Street View scan of Cambridge Bay in Nunavut, Canada. The remote town is host to less than 1,500 people, and is only accessible by air or boat.

So why create an advanced navigation tool for a location that you can't even access by car? Apparently all it took was the request of a local Inuit man to convince Google that the project was totally worth it. And it turns out that while the map itself isn't a particularly large undertaking, the Street View team will have an unusual amount of work to do: A large crowd of youngsters became enamored with the camera-equipped Google bike as it made its rounds, which means many, many faces will need to be edited out before the map can be made public.

[via Geekosystem]

This article was written by Mike Wehner and originally appeared on Tecca

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