Google first released their 3D Ocean feature in Google Earth more than five years ago, and it’s something that has seen steady improvements over the years. Here are some of the more interesting recent developments:
USS Mohawk, shipwreck by Trident Imaging
(via + Google Ocean Program)
Catlin Seaview Survey & Google Ocean at the 2014 Economist World Summit
From Google themselves, here’s more of what they’ve launched with Underwater Earth recently:
We are happy to announce 7 new underwater street view collects off Monaco and Mexico, including whale sharks and coral reefs in partnership with Australian non profit partner Underwater Earth’s “Catlin Seaview Survey” and launched in honor of the Economist Ocean Summit, where Prince Albert II of Monaco dove below Rocher Saint Nicolas virtually using the new Liquid Galaxy videowall. We also released the first ever San Francisco shoreline imagery collected from the water in partnership with Marine Advanced Research by placing a Google trekker camera atop the stable autonomousWAM-V® USV robot. Underwater Earth aims to reveal the reefs with more to explore at maps.google.com/ocean.
There have been some amazing developments to Google Ocean over the years, and it’s only getting better. What’s your favorite feature so far?