Dive into Oceans, Travel in Time: Google Earthv5.0

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 03, 2009

Earthv5.0 will allow zooming into the world’s oceans that cover almost three quarters of the planet, said Al Gore, environmental activist and the former vice-president of USA.

The new version will allow users to look back in time, with the access to historical imagery feature, and can experience the unprecedented pace of change taking place (on the Earth) largely because of human influences. For example, the user can watch the melting of the largest glacier in Glacier National Park — the Grinnell Glacier — image by image, for the last decade.

The Google Earth will have the ocean feature enabled by default and as users zoom in on the ocean they will explore into 20 content layers, containing information contributed by the world’s leading scientists, researchers, and ocean explorers.

"Biodiversity loss in our oceans in the next 20-30 years will be roughly equivalent to losing an entire Amazon rainforest, but this goes unnoticed because we can’t see it. This is why today’s launch of Google Earth 5.0 is so important - it gives us an opportunity to change everyone’s perspective," said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google

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