Google Earth Ocean Layer Available On iOS & Android

Google added the ocean layer to Google Earth back in February 2009. In August, Google added the layer to Google Maps for Android and now it is available on iOS, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPads.

With this update you can now scan the ocean using an Android of iOS device to learn more about the ocean on the go. Also, iPhone 4s support the Retina display and Google has taken advantage of this to show higher resolution images of map data and ocean layers.

Personally, I found using the ocean layer a bit confusing on the iPhone app. To bring up information on a specific ocean mark, I believe you need to search for the landmark. Maybe with the iPad version you don’t? For more information, see m.google.com/earth on your mobile device.

Here is an iPad picture:

ocean on ipad

Related Topics: Channel: Mobile | Google: Earth | Google: Maps & Local | Google: Mobile

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