State Fair University: How to walk in Antarctica

Cartographer Brad Herried at the University of Minnesota building at the Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 28, 2013. (MPR Photo/Jeff Jones)
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Emperor penguins in Antarctica, photographed by University of Minnesota researcher Michelle LaRue. (Photo courtesy Michelle LaRue, University of Minnesota)

MPR's Morning Edition crew has set out to learn something new about the world each day of the state fair, and today they found a group of scientists and map-makers from the Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota who are closely studying Antarctica.

Producer Jeff Jones met one of the team's cartographers, Brad Herried, in the U of M building at the fair and learned how to take a walk in Antarctica.

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Cartographer Brad Herried at the University of Minnesota building at the Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 28, 2013. (MPR Photo/Jeff Jones)

In this photo, Herried is checking out Google's Street View of Antarctica. Take a virtual stroll around Antarctica here.

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