Explore Heritage Sites In Antarctica With Google Panoramic Maps
Browse through the huts of famous explorers without leaving your home as the search giant applies their mapping tech to history.
- 24 july 2012
Google’s World Wonders Project has allowed curious travelers explore intrepid sites without leaving their homes. Recently, the project has added Cape Evans in Antarctica to its list of exotic locations. Users can see a 360-degree imagery of the huts used by Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott. With just a few clicks, you can go inside the hut which has been frozen in time since 1912.
The panorama images were created by a tripod camera with wide-angle fisheye lens. Laurian Clemence of Google, commented that:
Today we’re bringing you additional panoramic imagery of historic Antarctic locations that you can view from the comfort of your home. We’ll be posting this special collection to our World Wonders site, where you can learn more about the history of South Pole exploration.
You can view the project here. Other locations as part of the World Wonders Project include ancient temples in Japan, Shark Bay in Australia, Yosemite National Park in the U.S., and the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.