February 4, 2009

Google Earth to Map Oceans, Seabeds

Google has just announced that it is adding underwater imagery and seabed maps to the Google Earth project, according to The Guardian of London. The site will also provide detailed environmental data on the impact of climate change in the world’s bodies of water. The move will take Google Earth closer to its aim of creating a complete digital representation of the planet.

The existing site, accessed by 400 million people, already includes three-dimensional representations of large cities around the world and includes images from street-level and aerial photography covering thousands of miles across the United States and elsewhere.

Another new feature of Google Earth, Historical Imagery, provides the ability to scroll back through decades of satellite images and watch the spread of suburbia or erosion of coasts.

More, from The New York Times.


Maria said...

Now this is cool. I've always been fascinated with the ocean, shipwrecks, & life at sea. I will definitely be looking at this!

John Robertson said...

Another use of Google Earth: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28912026/wid/1/