Google Street View Provides Panoramic Imagery of Antarctica


Google Street View Provides Panoramic Imagery of Antarctica

In September 2010, Google launched the first Street View imagery of the Antarctic, offering users to see penguins in Antarctica for the first time ever.

Today Google brings more panoramic imagery of Antarctic locations to its special collection on its World Wonders site, where you can learn more about the history of South Pole exploration. With the help of the Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota and the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust, Google has added 360 degree imagery of many important spots, including the South Pole Telescope, Shackleton's hut, Scott’s hut, Cape Royds Adélie Penguin Rookery and the Ceremonial South Pole.

From the comfort of your own home, you can explore places like Shackleton's Hut and the other small wooden buildings that served as bases from which the explorers launched their expeditions, and get insight into how these men lived for months at a time.

This new imagery was achieved using a lightweight lightweight tripod camera with a fisheye lens. The aim 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.

Source: Google Blog

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