Google launched the first Street View imagery of Antarctica in 2010, allowing people from far-flung places to view the lovely penguins in the region for the first time. Today, the search engine giant is taking Street View to an entirely new level by bringing panoramic imagery of historic locations in the Antarctic.
Google partnered with the Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota and the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust to add 360-imagery of the historical locations in the region, such as the South Pole Telescope, Shackleton’s hut, Scott’s hut, Cape Royds Adelie Penguin Rookery and the Ceremonial South Pole.
The team used a lightweight tripod camera with fisheye lens to capture the stunning images. Apparently Google’s mobile Street View backpack isn’t going to work because of the snow. Google said that the main goal of the update will be to provide scientists and travel enthusiasts all over the world with the most accurate, high-resolution data of these important historic locations.