Google Street View Goes Underwater To Show Coral Reefs
Google Street View is one of Google’s most popular services that people use to travel around the world using nothing but a computer and a mouse. Even I’ve used it to check out lots of famous places around the world, which I couldn’t even dream about visiting in person. Now Google has updated the Google Street View with a cool new feature to take you beyond the streets and underwater, allowing you to dive without using any scuba gear or getting wet.
“With these vibrant and stunning photos you don’t have to be a scuba diver—or even know how to swim—to explore and experience six of the ocean’s 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 stated on the blog post.
Taking the first dive, Google has added stunning panoramic images of the Great Barrier Reef. I’ve been scrolling around in there for few minutes and it looks amazing. Although, I wonder if they could actually call this street view because its actually in underwater? Anyway, Google plans to roll out more maps very soon. Until then, dive into Google Street View and check out the cool maps.
[Source: Google Blog]
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