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Google Street View goes global

Want to make sure you're on the right street in, oh say, Antarctica? Luckily for you, Google Street Maps has finally reached all seven continents, including Half Moon Island, Antarctica.


Today's additions include Brazil and Ireland, as well as the icy outpost of Antarctica. On the official Google blog, Brian McClendon writes, "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."

There have been some privacy complaints about the street view service. The government of Germany has created a voluntary data protection code specifically to deal with citizens who do not want their homes to be caught on camera. It remains to be seen if the penguins lodge similar complaints.

(Check out unexpected street view captures here.)

By Melissa Bell  | September 30, 2010; 1:07 PM ET
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