Explore the Ocean with Google Earth 5.0

Feb 3, 2009

Google on Monday launched a new version of Google Earth, the popular geographical software. Google Earth 5.0, the latest version, comes with some exciting new features such as ability to explore the oceans, view images of Mars, track changing landscapes of different regions of the Earth and create narrated tours. These new features mark a significant upgrade to Google Earth and Google’s intentions to expand the capabilities of this software.

Google Earth

Google Earth

Google Earth 5.0 was unveiled at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, where Google CEO Eric Schmidt, former US Vice President Al Gore, singer Jimmy Buffet and others spoke about the capacity of this software to educate the public about global warming, ocean acidification and other threats to the planet.

The Google Ocean feature allows users to plunge beneath the ocean’s surface, explore three-dimensional images of the underwater terrain and view articles and videos on marine science contributed by scientists and organizations such as the National Geographic Society and BBC. With this feature, users will also be able to learn about ocean observations, climate change, and endangered species. Want to see the popular shipwrecks like Titanic? The Ocean feature in Google Earth 5.0 is just right for you!

With Google Mars 3D, users can now view three-dimensional, high-resolution, satellite imagery of the Red Planet taken by US space agency NASA. Google Earth 5.0 also comes with a Historical Imagery feature, that lets users see archive satellite images of individual locations to see how the region has evolved over time as a result of climate change and other forces. For example, users can now observe how the largest glacier in Glacier National Park has melted over the past decade.

More info: http://earth.google.com/

One Response to “Explore the Ocean with Google Earth 5.0”

  1. patterson on 11th Sep, 15 09:09pm #

    i can go to google earth

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