Online Marketing Team Examine Underwater Google Maps
Google Maps captivates online marketing team with underwater ‘street view.’
Not just famous as the search engine of choice for those utilising online marketing techniques, Google is also widely used for its Google Maps and easy to use ‘street view’ service. But the search engine has now taken this feature one amazing step further… No longer limited to roads and pavements, Google Maps now includes panoramic images from under the sea! By simply clicking or swiping (they haven’t left smartphone users out of the loop) your chosen area, users can explore the stunning scenery of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay and Apo Island in the Phillipines, as well as three other comely coral reefs. “We’re adding the very first underwater panoramic images to Google Maps, the next step in our quest to provide people with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world,” Google announced. “Now anyone can become the next virtual Jacques Cousteau and dive with fish and manta rays.” The feature has certainly kept our online marketing team occupied, and we have Google’s partnership with the Catlin Seaview Survey to thank. Utilising the partnership as part of a major scientific study of the world’s reefs, the group used a specially designed underwater camera that snaps continual 360 degree panoramic shots to capture the Google images. Among the sights mentioned in Google’s statement, users can also watch a sea turtle take a leisurely swim through a school of fish or follow the exploits of snorkelers in Hawaii, a clever move that could prove very beneficial to the economies of countries that house these chosen reefs. One thing is for sure, our online marketing team certainly can’t wait to explore some of these tropical climes! Would you like to learn more about using Google and search engine optimisation as part of your online marketing campaign? Give our experts a call on 01282 504 730 and we will be in touch as soon as possible.