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Ocean in Google Earth now part of ‘default set of annotations’ – 17 new countries ready to graduate from Google Map Maker to Google Maps

Ocean in Google Earth, expands the scope of Earth to include 3D maps of the world’s oceans and videos, photos and narrative from the world’s leading scientists and media sources to bring them to life. “The layer’ll become part of ‘default set of annotations’ seen by all Earth users. Although a humble step given the dearth of information available about these vast expanses of geography, we’re happy to take one more step to make oceans a first-class part of Google Earth and to give them at least a starter portion of thick soup of photos and places that describe the land part of planet. One of the greatest things about Earth’s it allows everyone to see and experience fullness of their planet, from revisiting places they know well to venturing out to formerly unknown mountain peaks, desert vistas, and increasingly, the blue heart of life on Earth. As Sylvia has said of the Ocean on many occasions, “With knowing comes caring, and with caring there’s hope,” notes Google.

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Also, Google add 17 new countries and territories, now ready to graduate from Google Map Maker to Google Maps, bringing to total 160 regions: ‘Brunei, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Kiribati, Kuwait, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Syria, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen.’ Here’re few “before and after” snapshots.

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