Street View of Antarctica

Posted: Jul 18, 2012 11:53 am EDT

(Newsdesk) Although no streets to follow on Antarctica, rather latitudes and longitudes, Google has launched Street View for the continent with additional panoramic imagery of historic Antarctic locations and the South Pole.

On their Google blog they explain, “With the help of the Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota and the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust, we’ve added 360-imagery of many important spots, inside and out, such as the South Pole Telescope, Shackleton's hut, Scott’s hut, Cape Royds Adélie Penguin Rookery and the Ceremonial South Pole.”

Google Video below: “Back in September 2010, we launched the first Street View imagery of the Antarctic, enabling users from more habitable lands to see penguins in Antarctica for the first time. Now we're bringing you additional panoramic imagery of historic Antarctic locations that you can view from the comfort of your homes. We have added this special collection to our World Wonders site, where you can learn more about the history of South Pole exploration.”



Below is a video of Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators talking about their work on location at the Shackleton hut. “Conservators with the Antarctic Heritage Trust talk about their work at the historic 1908 Shackleton hut at Cape Royds in Antarctica. Video by Mary Lynn Price, WomenInAntarctica.com. Built 100 years ago in 1908 as part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition, the hut is filled with the effects and furnishings from that "heroic era" expedition. Because of the hard work and diligence of the Trust, the hut and its historic contents have been restored for future generations of visitors and scholars to enjoy, learn from and be inspired by.”



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Google: "With this technology, you can go inside places like Shackleton’s Hut (pictured above) and the other small wooden buildings that served as bases from which the explorers launched their expeditions." Built 1908.
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Ceremonial South Pole.
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