Friday, October 1, 2010

Google Street View goes to Antarctica

Google Street View heads due south.

There aren't many streets on the earth's southern most continent, but that hasn't stopped Google from taking Street View there.

So far there only panormaic views on a small island in the South Shetland Islands off the southern tip of Argentina called Half Moon Island, which has a sizeable rookery of chinstrap penguins.  Little surprise, then, that Google has swapped out their little yellow stick figured Pegman, used elsewhere, with a little black and white penguin (Pengman?) (oh, he flops onto his belly to slide around the ice when you click and drag him around the map!).

There are also a lot of static pictures that can be viewed by dragging the penguin onto blue dots.

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