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Google runs Maps victory lap, adds underwater panorama shots of coral reefs [video]

As if Google (GOOG) needed to do anything more to show that its Maps application runs circles around Apple’s (AAPL), the company on Wednesday unveiled a new Maps feature that incorporates underwater panorama shots of several coral reefs in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii. The new underwater Maps pictures were shot with the help of the Catlin Seaview Survey, a scientific project dedicated to studying coral reefs and bringing the public “unprecedented accessibility to our oceans through ‘virtual diving.'” A video of Google’s underwater Maps project is posted below.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.