The Google Maps team seem to be going from strength to strength and have a set business plan in place, not even flinching when Apple announced it was to drop the built in Google Maps app in favour of their own in-house built solution.
With Street View, we have always been able to see places most of us won‘t ever visit. Now, with the latest update to Google Street View within Google Maps, you can visit the Great Barrier Reef. This latest update allows you to hop from beaches of the small coastal islands into the sea, traveling through the reef with fish, turtles, ancient volcanoes, and other scuba divers. Check out the video from the Google Blog below:
Also new is the possibility to explore Apo Island in the Phillipines, Oahu’s Hanuama Bay and Maui’s Molokini crater. All this has been made possible with Google partnership with Catlin Seaview Survey, which is a major scientific study of the world‘s reefs to determine the impact of global climate change on one of the world‘s most sensitive ecosystems.
Where will Google take us next?
Source: Google Blog