Google Earth is now mapping under the sea. What began as a huge oversite will hopefully provide hours of edutainment for us land-locked lubbers.
NYTimes has an article interviewing one of the original co-founders of Keyhole, the company that originally developed the software before Google bought them out to take Google Earth worldwide.
Already used by geologists, geographists, biologists, and many other disciplines for helping with experiments and data, Google Earth will now be able to help oceanographers to chart and plan their surveys without leaving their office.
Also it will be used for entertainment as well (planning for future vacations where the coral looks good). Personally, I can't wait!