Scientists implementing a Google Maps-esque approach to unearthing the secrets of the world's oceans -

GOOGLE'S mapping application has changed how we locate, navigate and plan our trips on land. Now, scientists are implementing a Google Maps-esque approach to unearthing the secrets of the world's oceans. Currently, only five per cent of Earth's sea ...and more »

Scientists want to map world's oceans, Google helping - TweakTown

150 oceanographers are on board for a 14-year long project that will map the Earth's unknown ocean floor. The plan is to use sonar-equipped ships, unmanned submarines, and other vessels to create a Google Maps-style guide to the mountains, valleys, and ...and more »

How the Knowledge of Locals Is Helping Google Build Better Maps - National Geographic

The company is recruiting millions of users to update its maps and add more detailed—and more subjective—information. By Greg Miller. PUBLISHED August 10, 2016. Remember when maps just showed you what a place looked like? It's hard to imagine ...and more »

Scientists unearth the secrets of the ocean using Google Maps-style mapping - International Business Times UK

With only 5% of the world's seafloor mapped in any real detail, scientists are now planning to take a Google Maps-style approach to unearthing the secrets of the oceans. The ultimate aim, helping ships and submarines to traverse the seas in safety ...and more »

Google Maps accused of deleting Palestine – but the truth is more complicated - The Guardian

'There has never been a “Palestine” label on Google Maps,' said a spokesperson. Photograph: Google Maps. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options; Share on LinkedIn · Share on Pinterest · Share on Google+ ...and more »

Google Maps Palestine row: why neutrality in tech is an impossible dream - The Guardian

A Japanese second world war era map shows what is now known as the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea purporting to support China's claims to vast parts of the South China Sea. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Google Maps Comes to Rio's Favelas for a 360-Degree Video Project - Skift

“Rio: Beyond The Map” is Google showing off what destinations can do with its Street View technology to provide an immersive and self-directed virtual experience, combining both 360-degree video and traditional digital content. — Greg Oates. Share. Tweet.and more »

Google says Palestine was never on Google Maps after claims it had been 'airbrushed' away -

Accusations online that Google had deleted Palestine from its Maps facility prompted the internet giant to explain that the country "has never been" on the service. The row came after a glitch caused the West Bank and Gaza to briefly disappear from ...and more »

Take an immersive tour of Rio's favelas in Google's new interactive web documentary - Business Insider

Ever wondered what goes on in Rio when the Olympics aren't there? A new Google Arts & Culture project gives a glimpse into life in the city's favelas, the informal, largely unmapped slums that house one in five people in the city. Called "Beyond the ...and more »

Google Maps did not 'delete' Palestine — but it does impact how you see it - Washington Post

Users view Google Maps more than a billion times each week: It's one of the world's largest sources of geographic data and the first place many of us turn when we need to locate something. So it makes sense that, when a Gaza City-based journalism group ...and more »