Historical Imagery and the Ocean Floor

An interesting aspect of the 'historical imagery' feature in Google Earth is that when you turn it on Google Earth displays a different dataset for the ocean floor. Based on the copyright information, … [Read more...]

Exploring Ocean Tectonics from Space

Google Earth's 3D view of the Ocean floor was first introduced in version 5. It has been improved a number of times since then. Panaromio photos in the oceans were added in 2010 and underwater Street … [Read more...]

The latest developments in Google Ocean

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 … [Read more...]

Viewing the GEBCO Global Ocean Map in Google Earth

The bathymetry in Google Earth (the topography of the ocean floor) is something that has been gradually improving for years. Not counting the 3D ocean released in 2009, the bathymetry imagery has … [Read more...]

The “underwater waterfall” of Mauritius Island

On the southwestern point of Mauritius is a crazy-looking phenomenon.  When viewed from the air (either in real life or in Google Earth) it appears to be an underwater waterfall! Of course, a real … [Read more...]

Google continues to improve their ocean map

In celebration of World Oceans Day this past weekend, Google offered up a sneak peek at some improvements that are coming to the ocean data in Google Earth.  Some of the examples they showed were … [Read more...]

Teaching about the ocean floor with Google Earth

Last month we showed you a creative visualization of the Parting of the Red Sea that MyReadingMapped had put together. They've also assembled a collection of files to help teach users about the ocean … [Read more...]

The Perpetual Ocean in Google Earth

Earlier this month, NASA released a very popular animation titled "Perpetual Ocean", which showed the ocean surface currents from June 2005 through December 2007. I felt that Google Earth would … [Read more...]

Google reorganizes the “Ocean” Layer

As Google continues to add more content to the various Layers in Google Earth, they often take time to reorganize things a little bit. This time it's the "Ocean" layer that's been somewhat shifted … [Read more...]

View new high-resolution underwater terrain to celebrate World Oceans Day

In celebration of World Oceans Day, Google has released a significant amount of brand new high-resolution ocean floor imagery, amounting to an area larger than North America! Captured from nearly 500 … [Read more...]