In order to promote the upcoming World Environment Day on June 5, CarbonStory - a crowdfunded organisation focussed on various environmental projects - has teamed up with two marketing agencies, BDDO and Proximity Singapore, to come up with an interactive website called World Under Water, a Street View mod for Google Maps.
The World Under Water website is powered by Google Maps and is said to be an exclusive to Chrome web browser, as per The Next Web. However, we were able to open the working website on Mozilla Firefox also.
World Under Water shows how various places from around the globe would look like when the global water level rises up due to global warming. On visiting the website, the users are given facts about global warming and rising water levels. Some of the cities included as presets on the website are Singapore, New York, Barcelona, Paris, Dubai, London, Rome and more. The interactive website lets users pan the whole place from one single point and share their awareness via Facebook and Twitter social websites.
Users also have the option to type any address in the search bar given below and see how it looks like underwater. The website also lets registered users calculate their carbon emissions and footprints based on the number of family members, income and country.
In the related news, last month Google Map's Street View snapshots got the ability to see what neighbourhoods and landmarks looked like at different periods in the last seven years that Google dispatched camera-toting cars to take street-level pictures for its maps.
Like every other feature on Google Maps, the time-tripping option is free. Google makes money off its maps from advertising, so the Mountain View company is constantly coming up with new attractions to keep people coming back.