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Street View Set To Cover All Seven Continents

Antarctica, Brazil, Ireland images ready to go

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Sometime today, Street View fans should be able to take in sights on all seven continents for the first time ever.  Coverage of Brazil and Antarctica will make this possible, and images of Ireland are supposed to become available, to boot.

We can’t guarantee the timing of this development, as a couple of details don’t add up.  Problem one: the new Street View images aren’t available at the moment.  Also, although Josh Halliday quoted an official Google blog post, said post doesn’t seem to exist anymore.

Still, according to Halliday, the blog post stated, "We hope this new imagery will help people in Ireland, Brazil, and even the penguins of Antarctica to navigate nearby, as well as enable people around the world to learn more about these areas."

GoogleAnd the images should go live soon, considering that Google isn’t yet facing any legal challenges in these regions.  Indeed, Ireland’s Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Sport is excited about Street View, and Google just took pictures of wildlife in Antarctica.

A couple more facts: this update should cover almost 50,000 miles of Irish roads and at least Half Moon Island in the Antarctic.

UPDATE: Google came through, and all the new Street View images can now be found in Google Maps.

Street View Set To Cover All Seven Continents
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  • Guest

    Antarctica? Is this a joke? Do people really care about seeing a streetview of a science research station? “Hey look, I can see a… what is that thing?”

    Google needs to knock off this novelty bullshit and do something useful.

    • Doug Caverly

      I’ll admit, if I were a shareholder, I’d really have to raise an eyebrow over that photo set.

    • http://www.sciencelives.com ScienceLives

      Yes, who cares about seeing the word out there, who cares about getting a glimpse of somewhere most of us will never get to see in person, who cares about education? Maybe you can go back to looking at yourself in the mirror and let the rest of us enjoy this new feature of Streetview.

  • Luca

    uh, er,

  • http://developex.com/ IT consultant

    I’m very excited about Antarctica view.

    If you are small minded this is not for you.