Apple might be under fire for the poor quality mapping data and lack of street-level images in its new Maps app for iPhone — prompting a rare public apology from the CEO — but Google Maps has no such problem.
In fact a recent update has added imagery to Google Maps that can’t even be seen from street level, let alone by satellite.
Panoramic imagery from the Catlin Seaview Survey now provides a 360° underwater view of bodies of water around the world, offering surfers (swimmers?) the chance to take a web browser-based tour of six stunning areas of ocean.
- Submerged ‘street’ views are available for:
- Wilson Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- Molokini Crater, Maui, Hawaii, United States
- Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, United States
- Apo Islands, Dauin, Philippines
You can see the full selection of oceanic panoramas at the Google Maps Street View Ocean gallery.