home
Great Advice, toll-free! USA: 1-800-207-2453
Australia: 1-800-101-319  U.K.: 020-300-20906  Skype: divethereef.com

 
COMPANIES
EMAIL US
ABOUT US
MY ITINERARY

Australia

HOME  |  DIVING TRIPS  |  ADVENTURE TRIPS  |  LODGING|  LOCAL INFO

Scuba Diving

Reef Trips
Learn to Dive
Adventure Trips
Lodging
Reef News
Local Info
Galleries
Maps
Companies
Contact Us



More Reports
Wondering what reef conditions are like at a certain time of year? Look at previous Reef Reports to get an idea.
Select the date that you wish to see a report for.


Reef Report for Thursday, October 2, 2008

Google Adds Mapping and Imagery of Great Barrier Reef to Google Maps

Just this past week Google added high resolution satellite imagery and detailed maps of the Great Barrier reef to Google Maps. The maps and images were a joint project of Google and The Great Barrier Marine Park Authority.

We really love these new images and maps, and intend to use this tool within our own website to help visitors better envision where they might want to dive.

We are glad that Google included one of the largest ecosystems on the planet to its comprehensive maps collection. It always struck us a bit odd that we could use Google’s street maps feature to have a look at a house on Pine St in Omaha Nebraska, but that their maps of the Eastern Australian coastline showed the Great Barrier Reef as a set of grainy satellite images and

Now that’s been rectified, and you can use the google map tool to help locate individual reefs that make up the Great Barrier Reef. Let’s hope that an underwater version of Google’s streetview for the Great Barrier Reef comes along soon!

Coverage of this story by The Age.

(C) DiveTheReef The weekly reef report is written by Joel Groberg of DiveTheReef.com, who compiles them from the many conversations he has with dive staff in the area, as well as  many other local sources in the dive community.

Index of all reef reports.

Copyright © Great Barrier Reef Enterprises

Scuba Vacation

Dive The Reef
Toll Free USA: 1-800-207-2453
Toll Free Australia: 1-800-101-319
Toll Free UK: 020-300-20906
Local USA: 805-275-1801
Skype: divethereef.com
FAX: 775-806-4289

Images: Copyright
Great Barrier Reef Enterprises,
Pro Dive Cairns

Webmaster: webmaster@divethereef.com
Information: information@divethereef.com
Companies: business@divethereef.com
Travel Agents: affiliates@divethereef.com

Unless credited otherwise,
the contents of this web site are copyrighted
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 DTR Services, LLC,
all rights reserved.

 The information on this website may inadvertently contain inaccuracies and/or typographical errors.
All information should be verified at the time of booking.
Dive The Reef reserves the right to update/correct any information at any time.