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New Google Earth 5.0. Explore the Ocean.

Feb2

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2009/02/02 10:11 PM RssIcon

We were all amazed when Google earth first popped up on our computer screens. We were amazed at what we could see. Virtual tours of any part of the earth. We were amazed that we could even see our house mapped out on Google Earth. People around the world started sharing images of their houses and neighbourhoods. The world surely has become a small place. But the problem is that most of the earth is covered by water. With Google Earth 5.0 you can now explore the ocean.

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. With the new released version of Google Earth 5.0,  you can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.

With ocean in Google Earth, you can:

  • 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

All this with the freely downloadable Google Earth 5.0. Google Earth's new tag line, "Take a plunge into the oceans of the world".

A visitor can read logs of oceanographic expeditions, see old film clips from the heyday of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and check daily Navy maps of sea temperatures, by simply choosing, what Google calls "Layers". These "Layers" can be selected from among 20 buttons which hold the archive information.

The replicated seas have detailed topography reflecting what is known about the abyss and continental shelves — and rougher areas where little is known.

Only 5 percent of the ocean floor mapped in detail, and 1 percent of the oceans protected. With so much more yet to be done, Google executives and the marine scientists who helped build the digital oceans said they hoped the result would inspire the public to support more marine exploration and conservation.

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Re: New Google Earth 5.0. Explore the Ocean.

Yeah this will be really cool!!!

By Etienne on  2009/02/06 10:21 AM
 
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