Explore the ocean and roam into waters with the all New Google Earth!
Google over the last years have developed many things that many never imagined to be possible. Continuing the trend of online search, Google launched a new service on Monday to allow Internet users to explore the depths of the oceans from the comfort of their homes on dry land.
The “Ocean in Google Earth” feature allows users to virtually dive beneath the water surface, explore 3 D underwater terrain and browse ocean-related content contributed by marine scientists.
Ocean in Google Earth was unveiled formally at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences by former vice president Al Gore, acclaimed oceanographer Sylvia Earle and Google executives.
Users can click icons on “sea maps” to see video of creatures that thrive in those locations. Internet surfers can opt to swim virtually undersea as though they are sharks, dolphins or turtles. The feature includes 20 different layers of content contributed by leading ocean explorers, scientists and researchers, like photos and videos of “hot spots” around the world and information on marine protected areas.
Google Earth 5.0 allows users to:
Dive beneath the surface and visit the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench
Explore the ocean with top marine experts including National Geographic and BBC
Learn about ocean observations, climate change, and endangered species
Discover new places including surf, dive, and travel hot spots and shipwrecks
Since its launch in June 2005, Google Earth has been downloaded more than 400 million times! Have you downloaded your copy? If not just get one, and explore the amazing world! 🙂
[Via: Hindustan Times]
[Editor Note: This post is by guest blogger Jatin Sapra.
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