Google and the Catlin Seaview Survey have begun capturing underwater imagery and landscapes. Images of the Great Barrier Reef, Philippines and Hawaii are viewable on Google Maps. The project will help scientists monitor the effects of climate change on reefs and hopefully expand into other areas of marine research. The Interactive Panorama Google Street View, […]
Internet giant Google has been stopped from gathering images in Greek cities for its Street View service until it provides further guarantees about privacy. Launched in the U.S. two years ago, Street View provides users with access to 3-D “pedestrian’s-eye” views of urban areas by zooming into the lowest level on its Google Maps and Google Earth applications
Google’s ambitious plan to offer a 3-D street level view of communities across three continents hit a snag when angry residents of a UK village blocked the search engine’s camera car from photographing their homes. Fearing the appearance of their well appointed properties on the Web site would attract criminals scouting for burglary targets, villagers in Broughton, north of London, summoned the police after spotting the car.