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]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. cute story, bro

    1. also, first

      1. Your parents must be proud.

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

      1. Not Uranus? … Someone had to do it.

        1. Reserved for an Apple lawsuit.

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

  4. Just goes to show that innovate > litigate.

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

    1. I smell a lawsuit!

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

    1. What about ancient streets sunk under the ocean?

  7. BRB searching for pirate gold ARRRR!

    1. Never has an avatar been more apropos!

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

  9. Should this still be called Street View?

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

  10. This is soo cool

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