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Google Maps Takes Street View Into the Ocean [Video]

Is there anywhere the Google Maps team wont go? That’s I’ve been asking myself after those crazy Googlers have successfully managed to take their first-person Street View cams into… the OCEAN. Yes, that’s right. The deep blue yonder.

Google had announced the news today but it seems it might have been a bit premature. The post has now been removed from their blog [Update: It's back now] and users are reporting difficulty actually finding spots in maps to dive into the ocean. But once they get the kinks worked out, users will be able to use Street View on Google Maps to dive into the ocean and take a look at the Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii and the Philippines. No word when/if this will make its way into the Android Maps application, but we’d say it’s all but certain.

Hey, Apple. How’s the Brooklyn Bridge coming along in iOS 6 Maps? (Sorry, I couldn’t resist).

[TechCrunch | Google Lat Long Blog]




  • HalfwayCrook

    cute story, bro

    • HalfwayCrook

      also, first

      • Go Hawkeyes

        Your parents must be proud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DoUknoGREG Gregory Cabral

    not working for me :/

  • 2dott0

    I have no use for this but it’s still pretty damn interesting. Google should change their slogan to Google; on another level.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Next up… MARS.

      • ScottColbert

        Not Uranus? … Someone had to do it.

        • http://twitter.com/vitamin_j_75mg Jay Haskins

          Reserved for an Apple lawsuit.

  • JulianZHuang

    nice, now i can revisit the spot where i threw up during my cancun trip.

  • MG83

    Just goes to show that innovate > litigate.

  • Rdfry

    Apple already has you driving into the ocean so you can see it up close for real.

    • Manbo

      I smell a lawsuit!

  • technoholic

    I have never seen any streets under the ocean. lol :)

    • Wesley

      What about ancient streets sunk under the ocean?

  • http://twitter.com/psych2L Joseph Lee

    BRB searching for pirate gold ARRRR!

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      Never has an avatar been more apropos!

  • Fanderay

    Pssh, don’t you know that on iOS 6 Maps there are entire cities in the ocean?

  • Pkmmte

    Should this still be called Street View?

    • Brian S.

      You are right, it needs a new name. I purpose Awesome View

  • Max

    This is soo cool