Google Street View Comes to Antarctica

Service now reaches every continent

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 1, 2010 2:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – Near inaccessibility, cold weather, and a distinct lack of streets haven't kept Google Street View out of Antarctica. The service has mapped a small part of the continent, offering panoramic views of icebergs, rocky beaches, and plenty of penguins. The service also goes live in Ireland and Brazil today, extending Street View's reach to all seven continents.

"This allows you to visit places you don’t normally,” Google's geospatial technologist tells the Guardian. “One of the challenges we wanted to crack is to go to these remote places. A member of the geo team at Google went to Antarctica so he took some imagery." Click here for a look

A Street View image from the only continent where Google Street View won't face privacy complaints.
A Street View image from the only continent where Google Street View won't face privacy complaints.   (Google)
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