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(The New York Times)   Google uses a custom-made bike to bring Street View to a remote town in the Canadian Arctic inaccessible by road. Researchers shocked to discover only 3 Tim Horton's in the resulting images   (nytimes.com) divider line 21
    More: Cool, Canadian Arctic, Coming Soon, Arctic, Google, Prudhoe Bay, hunting trip, Inuit, wildlife management  
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2012-08-23 10:15:30 AM  
3 seems a tad low of an estimate
 
2012-08-23 10:17:28 AM  
Everyone should read "Ayorama: That's the Way it Is" by Raymond de Coccola and Paul King.

Amazing book about the Inuit people and their "modernization".  And despite being written by a Catholic priest, it's actually the opposite of what you would expect.
 
2012-08-23 10:30:53 AM  
I dont expect anything of it..does that mean I should expect something
 
2012-08-23 10:48:56 AM  
Google seems to have a case of corporate OCD.
 
2012-08-23 10:54:02 AM  
Nunavit - an ancient Eskimo word when translated means "big frozen hunk of crap"
 
2012-08-23 11:24:19 AM  
images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-08-23 11:25:34 AM  
I will say it is fun sometimes to pull up Google Earth in some extreme corner of the globe, see where the Street View roads stop, and zoom in there.
 
2012-08-23 11:27:37 AM  
I love Street View so much. I can spend hours on there. I like to see locations I've never seen. This includes things like San Francisco and also the opposite end of the spectrum, Compton. Then one time I thought I'd check out Gary, but there were large portions of Gary that were not photographed. So in Google's eyes, apparently Compton is safer than Gary.
 
2012-08-23 11:27:46 AM  
I've been seeing the Google cars with big 360 cameras attached driving around my city. It was kinda surreal the first time I saw one. I'm kinda hoping to be in the street view picture
 
2012-08-23 11:37:15 AM  
I am less than an hour outside the 2nd largest city in the state, and my street is not part of Street View. Nor will it ever be until they substantially beef up the suspension on their Street View vehicles.
 
2012-08-23 11:44:15 AM  
I thought the whole "Tim Horton's are everywhere" thing was just a joke until last month. We were driving from Nepean down to the Cornwall crossing of the Seaway. We had time to waste, so we took all the odd roads we could, zig-zagging through farmland. We came to an intersection with an ancient gas station, and next to it was a new Timmys. WTF? I dont even think we were on a numbered road.
 
2012-08-23 11:48:28 AM  

Hack Patooey: I thought the whole "Tim Horton's are everywhere" thing was just a joke until last month. We were driving from Nepean down to the Cornwall crossing of the Seaway. We had time to waste, so we took all the odd roads we could, zig-zagging through farmland. We came to an intersection with an ancient gas station, and next to it was a new Timmys. WTF? I dont even think we were on a numbered road.



I pass by 7 tim hortons locations on the way in to work. 11 locations if you count the ones less then 2 blocks from the road I am on.
 
2012-08-23 12:01:43 PM  
From the article:
" Because Cambridge Bay can be reached only by air or, for a few weeks in the summer, by barge, using one of Google's camera cars to photograph the community was quickly ruled out.

"A car seemed like overkill," Ms. Tuxen-Bettman said. "

But yet when I googled Deadhorse Airport and checked out the Streetview...

www.buckstar.com
www.buckstar.com

Lies. All lies.
 
2012-08-23 12:48:04 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: I've been seeing the Google cars with big 360 cameras attached driving around my city. It was kinda surreal the first time I saw one. I'm kinda hoping to be in the street view picture


I backed out of my driveway a few weeks ago to see one pulling into my neighborhood. It did a loop in our cul de sac and followed me out. I'm thinking I'll most definitely be in front of the camera in the street view pics.
 
2012-08-23 01:09:02 PM  

buckstar: From the article:
" Because Cambridge Bay can be reached only by air or, for a few weeks in the summer, by barge, using one of Google's camera cars to photograph the community was quickly ruled out.

"A car seemed like overkill," Ms. Tuxen-Bettman said. "

But yet when I googled Deadhorse Airport and checked out the Streetview...

[www.buckstar.com image 803x688]
[www.buckstar.com image 775x619]

Lies. All lies.


Methinks you need to read the article again. Perhaps more slowly this time.

/Deadhorse is in Alaska
 
2012-08-23 01:27:16 PM  

Gosling: I will say it is fun sometimes to pull up Google Earth in some extreme corner of the globe, see where the Street View roads stop, and zoom in there.


And yet there are still decent sized holes of no street view coverage in a lot of major American metropolitan areas.
 
2012-08-23 01:39:14 PM  

Methinks you need to read the article again. Perhaps more slowly this time.
/Deadhorse is in Alaska


Crap. Way to diffuse my outrage and make me the fool at the same time, sir.

I'll go rage against the perceived machine in my bunk.
 
2012-08-23 02:18:19 PM  
I watched a rather hilarious video where a group of people stuck a giant GOOGLE logo on the side of their car, put a fake camera looking thing on the roof, and proceeded to do whatever the fark they wanted, and no one cared or said a thing to them. I mean things like just parking in the middle of traffic, driving the wrong way down streets, driving on sidewalks, all kinds of shiat. Sorry I dont have the link saved.
 
2012-08-23 10:16:27 PM  
Canadians, if you all were as smart as they say you are, you'd have the US covered in those damned shops.

/takes sip of Molson
 
2012-08-24 01:26:15 AM  

Alonjar: I watched a rather hilarious video where a group of people stuck a giant GOOGLE logo on the side of their car, put a fake camera looking thing on the roof, and proceeded to do whatever the fark they wanted, and no one cared or said a thing to them. I mean things like just parking in the middle of traffic, driving the wrong way down streets, driving on sidewalks, all kinds of shiat. Sorry I dont have the link saved.


Awesome.
 
2012-08-24 01:33:16 PM  
I'm told by my coworker that ther actually is a Tim's up there for all the pilots that go through there.
 
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