Google Captures Great Barrier Reef in First-ever Underwater ‘Street View’

By Wednesday, September 26, 2012 0 , , Permalink 0

Google in collaboration with Caitlin Seaview Survey used specialized SVII camera to capture the amazing underwater images. The camera travels at around 2.5 miles / hour and captures a 360-degree panorama with geolocation information and a compass heading every 3 seconds [see video below].

The search engine giant said that with these images, people wouldn’t need to travel to these locations or learn to scuba dive or learn to swim for that matter in order to explore these amazing locations. “With these vibrant and stunning photos you don’t have to be a scuba diver—or even know how to swim—to explore and experience six of the ocean’s most incredible living coral reefs”, Brian McClendon, VP of Google Maps and Earth notes in a blog post

Google has made the complete underwater collection here.