New Street View imagery in Antarctica

A few years ago, Google pushed out some Street View updates that gave them at least a little bit of coverage on every continent on the planet. The coverage in Antarctica wasn’t a very large area, but it was very impressive that they had any down there at all. Now they’ve added quite a bit more and it now offers quite an amazing look at the continent.

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Google has added a variety of remarkable locations in Antarctica, including the South Pole Telescope, Shackleton’s hut, Scott’s hut, the Ceremonial South Pole and a variety of other areas. They’ve also added these locations to a new collection on their World Wonders site.
Here is a video that Google has put together to show off some of the new imagery:

Remember that you can access all of this great Street View imagery from directly within Google Earth. Here’s a video that shows some tips and tricks on how to do that:

You can also explore many of these areas in 3D thanks to Peter Olsen and the great models that he put together earlier this year. The models are amazingly well done and help provide more context into just how dangerous those expeditions really were.
(via Google Lat Long Blog)

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



Comments

  1. This is impressive. I think Google will continue in the lead for a very long time.

  2. you wrote: “Remember that you can access all of this great Street View imagery from directly within Google Earth. Here’s a video that shows some tips and tricks on how to do that”
    the video does NOT explain how to streetview the south pole (there is no blue line or spot there) or any museum with inside street view
    since recently, though, we can “see” black spot for the business views …but it’s not s good as the orange spots on google maps

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