Google Maps' Street View goes underwater
Google has partnered with The Catlin Seaview Survey and has managed to secure a very special Seaview SVII underwater camera. And when we say it's special, we mean it - there are only two units of this camera in existence right now. It's capable of taking one 360-degree shot every three seconds, along with geo-location and camera direction data.
Currently, Google has covered six locations found in the Philippines, Hawaii and Australia. As you can imagine, there's very long road ahead of the Google Maps team, by looking at these first shots, we're more than certain that this giant effort is worth it.
You can start your underwater journey right now, by visiting this address.
1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Google Maps inside the volcano!
6. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Nah, with Mars One coming up that's just too mainstream :p
8. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Outer space it is! They'll try to launch an hubble like telescope with 360 degrees capability and that would be legen.. wait for it..
still wait for it because this might come after 20 years..
dary! LEGENDARY! :D
16. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
just one word... WOW...!!!!!
2. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Wow now this just blows Apple little map right out the water... Aha
15. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Wait for a year and we shall see. Besides, iOS maps is a first gen product. Google maps has been here for a while so it has to be better than iOS maps.
20. Savage (unregistered)
For a year? That's too much to ask from a company which is known to provide incremental updates. Most Apple can do in a year is get the data of USA right for their maps. The whole world will have to wait for another year.
And here, Google's already underwater. By the time Apple gets Earth right, Google would progress to Moon or Mars.
23. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Everyone take note.. this is the new iExcuse "give it time.. Google has been around so ofcourse its better but.. iMaps will get better with time.. just give it time......because magically after a year Apple will in a new revolutionary way surpass the data that Google already has"
7. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Nice one google! It's like an slap to iOS maps. :D hahaha
9. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Great job Google. I'm proud coz Philippines was included, we really have beautiful beaches and diving sites. Another remarkable job for Google maps, what can you say Nokia, MS, and apple maps?
11. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Why they called it street view, whereas it is under water? Lol how about ocean view or sea view. :-D
12. Seymur (unregistered)
Maybe will be renamed.
13. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
now ....nokia will follow google with sea-lense...lolzzz
14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4217; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Google; mastered Maps, working on the oceans.
18. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)
Google services and software are best
19. superguy (Posts: 280; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
This is totally freaking cool. I love seeing the sea turtle swimming at the Great Barrier Reef.
21. kingstandup (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
This is so crazy that it's beyond cool!
24. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i greatful that google appreciate the beauty of marine biodiversity of the Philippines!