As part of Google’s World Wonder’s Project the Internet giant sent street view cameras to Antarctica, mapping historic destinations such as the South Pole.
Street View users can now take digital journeys to these remote and frigid Antarctic locations, panning in 360 degree angles as they stood there, all from the comfort of their homes.
Google originally launched Street View imagery of the Antarctic back in 2010, according to the Google Blog.
Yesterday, however, they added more imagery of important locations in Antarctica and made the views panoramic.
“We’ll be posting this special collection to our World Wonders site,” according to the Google Blog. “Where you can learn more about the history of South Pole exploration.”
Here are some of the historic Antarctic locations you can explore with Street View:
- South Pole Telescope
- Shackleton’s hut
- Scott’s hut
- Cape Royds Adélie Penguin Rookery
- Ceremonial South Pole.
Google collected the new imagery with a lightweight tripod camera and a fisheye lens.
“We worked with this technology because of its portability, reliability, and ease-of-use.”
Just last week Google turned its Street View cams on Yosemite National Park.