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Three years after its launch, Google announces that Street View is now available for all seven continents. This mapping layer was created to allow users the opportunity to “explore street-level imagery” and is incredibly useful for a number of things. I personally use it every time I am going somewhere new because I function much better when I have landmarks to go off of. I simply search an address and use Street View to look around and get acclimated with where I am going before I get there! Google also wanted to give people a way to do a little “armchair exploration”, like a virtual vacation. You can visit the beaches of Saint Tropez with out the lofty expenses or need to wear sunscreen.
Google Maps and Google Earth are using Street View to help bring the world a little closer together. I am sure that after exploring Antartica in the Street View gallery, it might now seem so far away.