Google Maps goes underwater with panoramic images
Posted on: 02:42 PM IST Sep 26, 2012
New Delhi: While Apple is trying hard to fix the issues with Apple Maps in iOS 6 to point out correctly the places on the earth's surface, Google is taking users the depths of the oceans with its first underwater panoramic images in Google Maps.
"With these vibrant and stunning photos you dont have to be a scuba diveror even know how to swimto explore and experience six of the oceans most incredible living coral reefs. Now, anyone can become the next virtual Jacques Cousteau and dive with sea turtles, fish and manta rays in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii," Brian McClendon, VP of Google Maps and Earth posted on Google's Lat-Long blog.Google has partnered with The Catlin Seaview Survey to make the images available using Google Maps' Street View feature. The Catlin Seaview Survey used the the SVII, a specially designed underwater camera, to capture the images. Google's ocean collection includes six underwater spots, including coral reefs in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii.The full collection of Google's panoramic images in Google Maps is available here.####Experience the underwater panoramic images in Google MapsExplore the ocean with Google Maps