Friday, March 26, 2010

Bathymetry in 3D in Google Earth

Google has just finished pushing out an imagery update for Google Earth (see the updated areas highlighted in red and available in the kml file)
It's interesting to note that a large amount of bathymetric data has been included in this batch (mainly along the Southern California Coast and around Pacific islands)

This is the result of Google Earth's new ocean initiative leading multiple institutions and governmental organizations to supply bathymetry data for the three-dimensional backdrop required for Google Earth users to explore the ocean world.

Note : as bathymetry is not available in Google Maps (2D), Marine GeoGarage proposes to view bathymetry clicking Map content/background/'Physical' layer.

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