Google Adding Underwater Street View Imagery For Sydney

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Not content to just photograph the world's land for Street View, Google has been acquiring imagery from under the sea as well.

Back in 2012, Google teamed up with The Catlin Seaview Survey to add underwater imagery from the world’s oceans. Last week, Google announced that it has new imagery from the partnership up, including from Isla Mujeres and Cancun.

Now, Google announced that it is getting new imagery for Sydney, Australia from the Catlin Seaview Survey, which has partnered with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science. They're looking at marine life along Sydney’s Harbour and coastline, from Manly to Bronte, and utilizing Catlin Seaview Survey’s 360-degree panoramic SVII camera.

"Street View imagery has been used for many purposes around the world, from town planning to artistic projects to disaster recovery," says product manager Nabil Naghdy in a blog post. "It can also be very valuable for scientists looking to better understand a place - even when that place is underwater."

"We hope this new Street View imagery not only advances important scientific research, but also inspires people to learn more about the beautiful—and delicate—ecology of Sydney Harbour and our local beaches," he says.

Google Maps will get the new imagery later this year.

Images via Google

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