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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
14 years ago21,234 views

http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9931412-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Zim [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

They will create a data center in the middle of the ocean! :P
http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-09-21-n66.html

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Bathymetry data in Google Earth would be Awesome.

Above 3 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Zim [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Thinking a bit more about it, it may be useful in the coast if it is precise enough to know where to go with, say.. a boat, fishing. Or something like that.
How do you think this information may help us?

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I wonder if they would eventually integrate it with Google Earth somehow.

Trogdor [PersonRank 6]

14 years ago #

I just wonder if the maps would be precise & accurate enough that I could safely take my sub on a joyride through the undersea caverns around the Thor's Twins area ... (see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099810/)

Mosh [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Interestingly, "ocean.google.com" gets a "server cannot be found" message while "www.googleocean.com" has been parked by someone other than Google.

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Mapping ocean floor as were it Earth crust = allowing us to dive/ fly a sub through some deep sea thermal vents??? THIS IS NOTHING. Bupkes, nada.

When are some 20%-Googleheads gonna wake up and implement the long-awaited Real Über-killer App for GEarth-derived technology?

I'm talking [provisional name] Google Death Star Multiplayer X-Wing Fighter Trench Warfare here (part of http://beyond.earth.google.com/ framework). In simulated real-time, plenty-enhanced version (just remember to ask George Lucas to sit on the board first).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2342/1556930047_bd88c73df1_o.jpg
http://www.google.com/search?q=x.wing.fighter+death.star.trench

Just map the damn thing onto a blobby globe [needen't even be perfectly round!], allow for plenty of hardship levels and scaling, add some structs to handle ever-newer weapons, faster jets and avatars --already I can see whole offshore cottage industries springing up supplying these in droves!-- and we'll set for life!

And never again will we have to contend ourselves with mere knowledge, no empirical practice of that-which-matters.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_vector_did_darth_vader's_tie_fighter_take_when_approaching_luke's_x-wing_fighter_in_the_death_star's_trench

Markus Tressl [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

About a year ago when I was attending a Google Enterprise partner event in Madrid they were talking of Google Earth 5.0 with 'under surface' capabilities...

Maybe this is what they were talking about.

Sailor2008 [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

It would be cool if the site worked with ocean navigation...NavQuest.

Sailor2008 [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Sorry left out the URL...

http://www.navquest.com

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