Google takes Maps underwater, explores world's coral reefs

By Jos ยท 6 replies
Sep 26, 2012
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  1. While iOS 6 users complain about the half-baked mapping experience they're getting on their recently updated Apple devices, Google continues to take its Street View feature off the beaten path, this time allowing users to dive through the world's oceans...

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  2. So how long is it going to take Google to map the entire of the Earth's seabed travelling at 2.5 miles per hour?
  3. Assuming the worlds surface area IS 318 795 000miles (converted from 510,072,000km2 and that I've converted it correctly)

    It should take about 127,518,000 hours for a single camera to do the whole earth which is about 14,547 years.

    So if they got about 1250 cameras to do it it'd only take 12 years or so.

    GO GOOGLE GO!! :)
  4. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    How long until the aquatic wildlife gets their panties up in a bunch over "privacy" invasion? Have they perhaps found a place where they can map freely without legal repercussions?
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  5. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 574   +72

    You're failing to take into account that you are not taking a picture every 2.5 miles which would be your equation.
  6. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 156   +34

    This is why Google Maps is awesome!
  7. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Posts: 217

    This is for when apple maps leads into the ocean instead of the supermarket.

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