Google Maps Adds More Street View Images from Antarctica

Let’s take a look at five of the top locations you don’t want to miss from Google’s sub-zero Street View.

By Ian Paul, PC World |  Networking, antarctica, Google Maps

Google Maps recently added a new round of panoramic Street View images from Antarctica including such points of interest as explorer Ernest Shackletons hut from the Nimrod expedition and the ceremonial South Pole.

Google first added Antarctic imagery to Street View in 2010, but photos of the ice-encased continent were fairly limited. In fact, they still are. You cant easily get around Antarctica on Street View (or in the real world for that matter), but at least you can catch a peek of some of the highlights on Google Maps. Heres a look at five of the top locations you dont want to miss from Googles sub-zero Street View.

Shackletons Hut

Built circa 1908, this hut was used by famed Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew during the Nimrod expedition that lasted from 1907-1909. The hut is located at Cape Royds on the far west of Ross Island.

Cape Royds Ad鬩e Penguin Rookery

Just down the ice sheet from Shackletons Hut is the Cape Royds Ad鬩e Penguin Rookery.

Ceremonial South Pole

Located a stones throw from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, the ceremonial South Pole features the flags of the original 12 signatory nations to the Antarctic Treaty.

South Pole Telescope


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