Google extends ‘Street View’ to Antarctica

Posted Oct. 1, 2010 at 2:10 p.m.

From PC Mag | Google on Thursday extended its Street View mapping feature to all seven continents, with the search giant planning to move into Brazil, Antarctica and Ireland.

“We often consider Street View to be the last zoom layer on the map, and a way to show you what a place looks like as if you were there in person — whether you’re checking out a coffee shop across town or planning a vacation across the globe,” Brian McClendon, Google Earth and Maps’ vice president of engineering, wrote in a blog post.

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  1. craig Oct. 1, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I prefer Bing maps.

  2. Gil Oct. 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    They have Street View in Antarctica, yet they don’t even have half the suburbs of Chicago, the third largest city in the US? What’s up with that?!

  3. ecksplorer Oct. 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    That’s probably due to Antarctica having more pleasant environs.