Google Maps Set to Chart Great Barrier Reef

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For those that thought Google Maps was just for getting road directions, think again.

Recently, Google announced that they were planning to chart the Great Barrier Reef, Australia with the help of the University of Queensland Global Change Institute and Underwater Earth.

These maps won’t just be for entertainment (and for wannabe scuba divers) – they’ll also be used by organisations to investigate the effects of climate change on the sea life.

Because of the size of the reef, it’s estimated that around 50,000 images will need to be taken for it to be charted in full. Many of the pictures will be taken 100 meters under the water.

Great Barrier ReefFor a ‘Street View’ style preview, click here.


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