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In honor of International Polar Bear Day, Google Maps has launched the ability to virtually visit wild polar bear country via Google Street View. The featured location is in the stunning tundra landscape of Cape Churchill and Wapusk National Park in Northern Manitoba.

"You have the opportunity to see polar bears in their natural habitat. There's imagery of sparring bears – this behavior that we see with male bears where they stand up on their hind legs and kind of play fight. There's images of a mom nursing a cub," said Krista Wright, executive director of the conservation group Polar Bears International, which partnered with Google on the project.

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If you could have full access to one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world for a day, where would you start exploring? If you paid any attention in biology class, your best bet is probably the Galapagos Islands, correct? Well, you can now take a virtual tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the shoes of Charles Darwin straight from your desk, thanks to Google Maps' latest addition to its expansive Street View database. To celebrate this update, Google has launched the website Darwin for a Day where people can collaborate to investigate and document the islands' vast range of native plant and animal life, the findings from which will be passed on to iNaturalist and the Charles Darwin Foundation for further research.

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These guys put the notoriously terrible Apple iOS 6 maps to the ultimate test: walking directions on the busy streets of Hong Kong.

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The first of what will surely be a deluge of Google April Fools Day gags: Google Maps in glorious 8-bit.

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Time-Waster of the Day: James Bridle's Rorschmap is a neat little hack that turns aerial shots from Google Maps into gorgeous kaleidoscopic dreamscapes.  

Says Bridle:

Rorschmap is cartographic navel-gazing, a reframing of the map. It will not help you find anything. We are bored with your squares and your marg

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Roach Motel of the Day: Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, has been added to Google Maps.

Not surprisingly, the reviews

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