Street View Trikes Traveled in Canada; Google Map Maker Mapping Biking Paths in the Motor City

Google Maps Street View team has now traveled the furthest north in Canada --"Using the tools of 21st century cartography, we're empowering a community and putting Cambridge Bay on the proverbial map of tomorrow," posted Karin Tuxen-Bettman, Google Earth Outreach team.Now we're pedaling the Street View trike around the gravel roads of the hamlet and […]

Google Maps Street View team has now traveled the furthest north in Canada --"Using the tools of 21st century cartography, we're empowering a community and putting Cambridge Bay on the proverbial map of tomorrow," posted Karin Tuxen-Bettman, Google Earth Outreach team.

Now we're pedaling the Street View trike around the gravel roads of the hamlet and using a tripod--the same used to capture business interiors--to collect imagery of these amazing places.

Google says it is working with local community and residents like Chris Kalluk to map the Nunavut, who are using Chromebooks and Google Map Maker to add new roads, rivers and lakes to the Google Map of Cambridge Bay and Canada's North.

The local also "used both English and Inuktitut (one of Nunavut's official languages,) to add a hospital, daycare, a nine-hole golf course, a territorial park and, finally, the remnants of an ancient Dorset stone longhouse which pre-dates Inuit culture," Google said.

Here is the Street View Trike collecting imagery of Cambridge Bay:

Google Maps Street View Trike in Arctic, Cambridge Bay

Detroit the Motor city, is taking its transportation legacy down new paths with creating an interconnected statewide system of trails and greenways, including the development of bike paths.

With these new bike paths, Google introduces Google Map Maker to the city of Michigan, to add new information on biking paths and trails in and around Detroit.

Anyone, can now add new bike paths to help making the map more accurate, improving biking directions, and making it even easier for people to find the quickest routes through town.

Todd Scott, the Detroit Greenways Coordinator, who started this project says, "It goes beyond map making. It's a way to take back your neighborhood."