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Google Now Mapping Oceans

Posted by: Jack Sterne

O.K., a quick break from politics (although I probably should be writing something about the debate tonight), to note this super-cool story about .  Somebody mentioned this in a meeting I was in last week, but I hadn’t come across the story until now.  You can zoom around the oceans on Google Earth, and check out marine protected areas all over the planet.

According to the AP story:

The feature on Google Earth displays icons indicating sensitive areas of the world’s oceans, from the waters off the Galapagos Islands to the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.

A click on them brings up photos and/or video of the sites and marine life there, as well as text explaining the sites, how they are managed and local maritime lore.

Word is that Google plans to do even more with this tool down the line.  It never ceases to amaze me what they can come up with.

Date Posted: October 15, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

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