Atlantis disappears again … but this time it’s all thanks to Google

Google Earth has updated its map, which removes the mystery of Atlantis and gives a 'clearer view' of Earth's subterranean landscape

After three years, Google Earth map has finally been updated to remove a gridlike pattern which sparked rumors that the underwater city of Atlantis had been found.

The exciting ‘non-discovery’ was made in 2009 when eagle-eyed internet users spotted a large grid on the seafloor that looked strikingly like the fabled city. Google was quick to explain that the misrepresentation was caused by overlapping datasets, and Atlantis had not been found, but the map remained – until now.

This week, Google announced that to mark the third anniversary of Google Earth, it had released a major update that promises to give users a ‘clearer view’ of Earth’s subterranean landscape.

The new update, known as bathymetry, is the product of Google’s collaboration with Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US Navy, NGA and GEBCO (along with contributions from a few other organizations) that promises Google’s ‘most accurate view of the seafloor to date.’

The original version of Google Ocean was a newly developed prototype map that had high resolution but also contained thousands of blunders related to the original archived ship data,’ said David Sandwell, a Scripps geophysicist, in a statement.

‘UCSD undergraduate students spent the past three years identifying and correcting the blunders as well as adding all the multibeam echosounder data archived at the National Geophysical Data Center in Boulder, Colorado.’

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  • Nikola:

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