Google Is Watching Over South Florida's Waterways, Developing Waterway View


The team at Google has begun documenting South Florida's waterways in an attempt to make your travels on the water easier.

In a first of its kind system (in the world), the Waterway View project involves Google mapping South Florida's Intracoastal Waterway from Jupiter to Ocean Reef.

"It is the same technology that the Google cars use, the same camera systems," Waterway View project director Jim Hilker said, according to a report by Local 10. "We have mounted it onto a boat and we are capturing 360-degree imagery on the Intracoastal Waterway, on the rivers, on the canals."

A total of 143 miles of waterways will be documented in the first phase. Some of the waterway level mapping is already online, and has garnered 450,000 views since March 1. 

Google representatives said it will help boaters be safer and more familiar with where they are boating.

Additionally, the team also building a companion mobile app that will go live in June.


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