Google Maps will now take you into an active volcano! – Google Maps has now expanded to a new location.
Google Maps constantly finds ways to make our lives simpler, allowing us to find every location on the surface of the Earth. But now, the mapping tool can take us underground, right inside of an active volcano.
Google stated in blog that it is using its 360-degree Google Street View cameras to help us explore the beauty of Vanuatu, a collection of 80 tiny islands. “We invite you to join us on a journey to the edge of one of the largest boiling lava lakes in the world on the Vanuatuan island of Ambrym. To get inside the active volcano, we partnered with explorers Geoff Mackley and Chris Horsley, who repelled 400 meters into the Marum crater with a Street View Trekker collecting 360-degree imagery of the journey down to the molten lava lake, which is roughly the size of two football fields.”
The company sent two explorers, George Mackley and Chris Horsly, to climb into the crater and capture the footage. They repelled 400 meters into the Marum crater with a Street View Trekker collecting 360-degree imagery of the journey down to the molten lava lake, which is roughly the size of two football fields. You can move in multiple directions in the caldera, just like you can in Google Street View. Horsly stated that he hoped that by putting this place on the map, people will realize what a beautiful world we live in.