Google Maps gets its first underwater Street View locations

This is a perfect time for Google to release new Maps features, as Apple Maps is currently working overtime to promote the use of the competitors. Google isn’t letting the chance pass, and has announced the first underwater Street View locations. By partnering up with the Catlin Seaview Survery, Google has now started offering images of some of the world’s most remarkable reefs, taken by diving teams equipped with a special camera.

Google is offering up a few examples for you to check out directly, as well as the promotional video above. While you’re likely not going to use this to find an address (unless you’re Spongebob Squarepants), the it’s a great way to check out some breathtaking places. Then again, Apple might actually have a use for this, as it could help it discover that train stations aren’t in the ocean.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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5 thoughts on “Google Maps gets its first underwater Street View locations

  • Avatar of Tray Rolin

    Now this is cool. Even though you won’t use it per say, it’s amazing to watch

  • This is really cool. The novelty would wear off pretty quickly but still awesome

  • That’s so awesome. They should do that for the Grand Canyon.

    Watching that video I was thinking this may end up being a historical artifact, how beautiful the oceans were, what it used to look like going scuba-diving, what with sea pollution and all.

  • Really??? don’t we have better uses of time, money, and the technology? While yes it is kinda cool to be geolocated and under water, It seems a bit gimmicky to me…With Apple kicking google to the curb, and then rolling out poorly done maps of their own, there is no need for google to do some new gimmick, they just need to keep on truckin’.

  • Avatar of Abraham

    Well, that is cool in my opinion.
    Alot of people dont have the money, and most likely never will, to travel to these reefs. Atleast like this, they have a full view of what they could see and what could maybe not be there in the next 30 years.

    By how we are polluting, all of these beautiful scenes might be gone by then. We will atleast have a 360 degree view of what we were too stupid to preserve.


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