We have Google Earth, Google Sky… and now its the time for Google Ocean! Google is mapping every nook and crany of this planet and the Universe we live in so it can be indexed and searched upon! Its not easy, but Google has proved that they can do it.. and do it well!
The company has assembled an advisory group of oceanography experts, and in December invited researchers from institutions around the world to the Mountain View, Calif., Googleplex. There, they discussed plans for creating a 3D oceanographic map, according to sources familiar with the matter.
The tool–for now called Google Ocean, the sources say, though that name could change–is expected to be similar to other 3D online mapping applications. People will be able to see the underwater topography, called bathymetry; search for particular spots or attractions; and navigate through the digital environment by zooming and panning.
This company is here for a very long haul!!