Google now goes under ocean
NEW YORK: After mapping Earth, the moon, Mars and much of the cosmos, Google has dipped its toe into the great unseen – the world''s oceans.
Officially launched on Tuesday, Google Ocean is one of several new or improved components of Google Earth, the popular software program that allows users to travel the world online, zooming in and out of countries, cities and neighborhoods.
Since its inception in 2005, Google Earth has been downloaded more than 500 million times in 41 languages. The company estimates that users spend 1 million hours a day using it and related programs.
Google Ocean focuses on the 70.8 percent of the world''s surface largely ignored in earlier versions of Google Earth. Based on ocean-depth data from UCSD''s Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, the Navy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and other sources, Google has created a program in which users can dive beneath the waves to explore the nooks and crannies of the seafloor – without getting wet.
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