Google Maps' Street View goes underwater
posted by Ray S. / Sep 26, 2012, 4:24 AM
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.
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Next stop: Google Maps inside the volcano!
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 4:34 AM 12
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posted on Sep 26, 2012, 5:17 AM 19
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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
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 5:47 AM 4
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Wow now this just blows Apple little map right out the water... Aha
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 4:35 AM 15
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beat that iOS maps! huh!
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 5:05 AM 17
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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.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 8:18 AM 0
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.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 10:47 AM 0
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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"
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 1:46 PM 0
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