Googles Got Some Bugs

    September 30, 2005

One of the more versatile tools Google’s come out with is Google Earth. It can show you things all over the world, some of which you probably don’t have the security clearance to see. But now according to some sources Google might just have a few bugsnamely.ANTS!

Google’s Search Blog posted an entry by Brian L. Fisher, Associate Curator of Entomology, California Academy of Science. He talks about Google’s connection to the biosphere (not blogosphere) and his site Antweb. Antweb, a great site sponsored by the California Academy of Sciences, has staked out locations for the various ants it’s identified on Google Earth.

The Antweb site is just like its name suggests, a site dedicated to all type of ants, all over the world. And the site shows a variety of different ants. At one point, the good doctor even discusses a recent ant discovery he made in Madagascar. He named the ant Proceratium google.

He talks about his appreciation regarding Google and the Google maps in aiding his research and studies. He claimed he could build field guides based on the information Google helped him provide through the Google Earth.

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.