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Google Maps tracks polar bears

Polar bear in the snow

The warming frozen north

Mapping on the go

A good stretch for a bear

Google Maps and human residents of the tundra

Is this my good side?

Bear versus machine

Polar bear at sunset

Is this my good side?

The conservation group Polar Bears International uses Google Maps' API to track polar bears and their habits.
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This polar bear spied by the Street View camera attached to a "tundra buggy" looks to be doing its best to blend in with its surroundings.
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This aerial view of the tundra near Hudson Bay will help create a baseline so scientists can track the impact of climate change on the frozen north.
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Google engineers map the tundra while on the go in the tundra buggy.
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The Street View camera caught this polar bear checking out the tundra buggy.
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Google asks residents of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada, for help in identifying landmarks around their town.
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The Street View camera captures another look at a polar bear...or is it the other way around?
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The tundra buggy, outfitted with a Google Street View camera, gets a once-over by a polar bear.
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A polar bear sighted by the Google Street View-outfitted tundra buggy.
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This polar bear decides to have a face-to-face with the Street View camera.
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