With the latest version of its Google Earth application, announced Monday in San Francisco, Google makes maps of the sea floor and the Martian surface available to all. Here's our roundup of Monday's news.
Why the ocean matters...to Google
Adding detailed 3D view of the ocean to Google Earth 5.0 won't mean a Google revenue spike. But it helps advance geographic browsing--and accompanying advertisements.
(Posted in Cutting Edge
by Stephen Shankland) February 2, 2009 4:08 p.m. PST
Video: Google Earth dives into the sea
The CBS Evening News
examines Google Earth 5.0 and its new underwater capabilities. It's not quite swimming with the fishes, but it will let you see where they live.
(Posted in Digital Media
by CBS Interactive staff) February 3, 2009 6:34 AM PST
Hands on: Google Earth 5 delightful but imperfect
With Google Earth 5, the oceans of Earth, historical maps, and the topography of Mars are available as never before. Check out the good and the bad in this hands-on report.
(Posted in The Download Blog
by Seth Rosenblatt) February 2, 2009 5:08 p.m. PST
The newly updated version of Google's mapping service lets users foray underwater to the sea floor, as well as back in time through older aerial and satellite images.
(Posted by Josh Lowensohn) February 2, 2009 1:30 p.m. PST
Google lures notables including Al Gore and Jimmy Buffett to the launch of Google Earth 5.0, which adds a view of the ocean to the virtual exploration software. February 2, 2009 3:23 p.m. PST
Live blog: Google Earth 5.0 announcement
Live coverage from the Academy of Sciences of the launch of Google Earth 5.0 and Google Ocean.
(Posted in Webware
by Rafe Needleman) February 2, 2009 10:20 a.m. PST
Google Earth adds Mars roving
Google Earth 5.0 gives users the ability to explore the Red Planet, much the way they do with our own home planet.
(Posted in Gaming and Culture
by Daniel Terdiman) February 2, 2009 11:53 a.m. PST
Get the latest version of Google Earth, available for Mac or Windows, over at Download.com now. February 2, 2009
New feature will allow users to "fly" through oceans and seas and view high-resolution images of the underwater topography, researchers say. April 30, 2008