While many users end up scrolling through Google's Street View looking for funny, quirky or weird happenings, Scientists and Google itself have been using this service to track climate change.
A recently published blog by Karin Tuxen-Bettman, Google Earth Outreach Program Manager, outlines how Street View gives you a window into climate change. This piece highlighted things such as Polar bears on Hudson Bay surrounded by no ice and how scientists used Street View Trekker to monitor trees, using this tool to draw large scientific conclusions.
While seemingly a sort of advertisement for Google's Street View Trekker, there's still a larger meaning placed behind this information, further displaying a use for Google services that most would have never dreamed of.
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