Google Earth updates!

Imagine if fish had hands … and fingers … and Internet access.  Thanks to Google Earth they would now be able have as much fun that has been allotted to the general human population.  I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that most of us have taken the time to zoom in on our state, city, and even houses with the always impressing Google system just to get a glimpse of the evolving technology of Google and today’s generation.

Google Earth has now taken another leap to fill a data gap, adding the two-thirds of the globe that is covered by water.  What was previously blue, and black online will now be filled with our world’s oceans, seas, rivers and lakes. All of Google Earth’s previous images such as mountains, valleys, cities, plains, ice sheets were programmable because they all existed from an elevation of 0 up.

“We had this arbitrary distinction that if it was below sea level it didn’t count,” said John Hanke, the Internet entrepreneur who co-created the progenitor of Google Earth to the New York Times.

Because  oceans dive deeper under the sea level, they couldn’t be simulated until new upgrades that culminated today, Monday.  The new upgraded version of Google Earth can be downloaded free at and will include another feature called History Imagery that will do exactly what it sounds and allow the user to scroll back through past decades.  Also included is a function called, Touring, where users can simulate tours on land or above and below the sea surface.


~ by awhite2 on October 31, 2009.

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