Google Street View Travels To The ArcticBy: Zach Walton - November 28, 2012
Back in July, Google Street View went to the Antarctic and took some amazing pictures of the original research settlement on the continent. In August, Google traveled to the far north to complete its quest of mapping the frigid corners of the Earth. The Street View team got some amazing shots of the Canadian Arctic, and even compiled some shots of ski resorts along the way.
The main attraction is obviously the Arctic, and Google worked with the non-profit group Nunavut Tunngavik to improve the map of Cambridge Bay, a remote Nunavut hamlet.
Like most Street View projects, the imagery captured by Google is pretty amazing. It’s also an opportunity to get an on-the-ground look at a place many people will never vist in their life.
Alongside mapping Cambridge Bay, Google also took it upon themselves to map some of the most popular ski resorts in the world. The imagery itself is breathtaking, but I just can’t help but wonder how the Street View team got the images in the first place. Did they ski down mountains wearing that heavy camera gear?
First up is a ski resort in Sölden, Austria. The location regularly hosts the Alpine World Cup in late October. It also has some of the most beautiful mountain ranges you’ll ever see.
Hitting a bit closer to home, here’s the run at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. The park gets 355 inches of snow a year which makes it an absolute must for any skiers or snowboarders in the country.