Google Earth and Catlin Seaview

Well if you like Google Earth you will enjoy Catlin Seaview.  In a partnership with Google, the global insurance company Catlin Group Limited and nonprofit Underwater Earth launched the Catlin Seaview Survey.  For the first part the team is capturing images along The Great Barrier Reef of Australia.  The Catlin Seaview Survey camera is equipped with a depth range of zero to 100 meters and can capture thousands of 360-degree underwater panoramas. When these images are stitched together, people will be able to choose a location and go for a virtual dive.

Once all mapping with the Catlin Seaview Survey is done, there will be roughly 50,000 panoramas that will be accessible on Google Earth and Google Maps.  A YouTube channel will also be dedicated to the project that will include live streams of the expedition team from the ocean floor.

Catlin Seaview

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