Google Street View hits Antarctica

It's odd to me that Google Street View has limited Street View offerings for my town of 100,000 people yet it now has Street View for Antarctica. The least populated continent on earth with more penguins than people now has Street View.

Naturally, the images weren't shot with the cars that typically roll through towns taking photos. The imagery includes images form an area called Half Moon Island. Google says that the blue dots on the maps of the area are photos that were contributed by users.

The addition of Antarctica continent means that users can now use the Street View service on all seven continents. It is cool and would be cooler if they just strapped that camera to a Penguins back. At least Google doesn't have to worry about catching WiFi data accidentally up in Antarctica; the penguins know how to secure a network.