Google’s Panoramic Street View –  Antarctica

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

Google introduced Street View back in 2007, allowing people to see the world at street level, without leaving their homes. The service kicked off with 5 U.S. cities and has since expanded rapidly. In March, we wrote about Google’s new Street View for the Amazon river and now they’ve introduced an even bolder option: 360 degree panoramic views of Antarctica.
Street View for the Antarctic was introduced in 2010 as part of Google’s World Wonders project, but it wasn’t until this month that the broad-scale panoramas were included. 

Below, some penguins and a great video about the accessibility to one of the earth’s remotest places. From Google:

The goal of these efforts is to provide scientists and travel (or penguin) enthusiasts all over the world with the most accurate, high-resolution data of these important historic locations. With this access, schoolchildren as far as Bangalore can count penguin colonies on Snow Hill Island, and geologists in Georgia can trace sedimentary layers in the Dry Valleys from the comfort of their desks. Feel free to leave your boots and mittens behind, and embark on a trip to Antarctica.


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