Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Google diving into 3D mapping of oceans

I usually try to share library programmer related stuff on this blog, but Google mapping the ocean, sounds way cool to me! Maybe I'll expand to a broader array technologies.

We've got Google Earth and Google Sky. Next up will be a map of the world below sea level--Google Ocean.

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. Read more ...