Continuing the trend of online search, Google launched a new service that allows Internet users to explore the depths of the oceans from the comfort of their homes.

Google Ocean expands this map to include large swathes of the ocean floor and abyssal plain.

Users can dive beneath a dynamic water surface to explore the 3D sea floor terrain.

The map also includes 20 content layers, containing information from the world’s leading scientists, researchers, and ocean explorers.

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

In addition to Ocean, Google also introduced new features will enhance the way people interact with Google Earth and use it to communicate with the world.

  • Historical Imagery: Until today, Google Earth displayed only one image of a given place at a given time. With this new feature, you can now move back and forth in time to reveal imagery from years and even decades past, revealing changes over time. Try flying south of San Francisco in Google Earth and turning on the new time slider (click the “clock” icon in the toolbar) to witness the transformation of Silicon Valley from a farming community to the tech capital of the world over the past 50 years or so.
  • Touring: One of the key challenges we have faced in developing Google Earth has been making it easier for people to tell stories. People have created wonderful layers to share with the world, but they have often asked for a way to guide others through them. The Touring feature makes it simple to create an easily sharable, narrated, fly-through tour just by clicking the record button and navigating through your tour destinations.
  • 3D Mars: This is the latest stop in our virtual tour of the galaxies, made possible by a collaboration with NASA. By selecting “Mars” from the toolbar in Google Earth, you can access a 3D map of the Red Planet featuring the latest high-resolution imagery, 3D terrain, and annotations showing landing sites and lots of other interesting features

Check out the video tour below:


7 Responses to Dive Into The Ocean With New Google Earth 5.0

  1. Ganesh says:

    I found your article very useful .keep it up .

  2. Ganesh says:

    I found your article very useful .keep it up .

    I found your article very useful .Please write these artcles in future.

  3. One thing is assured now, no one can beat Google. The pace at which google is innovating has left microsoft to think once again about its tech-how. Certainly the people at google are more tech-advanced than those at Microsoft and other companies. Technologies to explore oceans can be made by companies like google only.

  4. sathish says:

    Very nice Info, so Usefull keep on help us

  5. hope hibner says:

    Google Earth 5.0 is a remarkable mapping feature that allows you to explore the depths of the ocean terrain through 3-d imagery. While exploring these ocean depths you can access 20 content layers which has excerpts from leading scientist, researchers and ocean explorers.

    Google is constantly adding value to their corporate model by inventing, enhancing or creating new venues for their customers to access which provide the customer both stimulation and educational value.

  6. Ulysses says:

    this is astonishing

  7. Vivek says:

    Another nice move by google..

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