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Petition :: Google Earth should make the sea floor rendering optional

When Google Earth added the option to explore under the surface of the worlds Oceans, they used bathymetry data to both provide the 3D affect in Google Earth. But at the same created a 3Dish rendering of of the underwater terrain.

While the data in interesting, this poses two problems:

  1. This rendering of the data is always on, and obscures valuable data in the aerial imagery - coral reefs and other shallow water features.
  2. The rendering is 'enabled' an arbitrary distance just off the coast (persumably so can still see beaches) - which results in an ugly join.

We, the undersigned, propose that Google Earth makes this rendering a optional layer. So it can be enabled or disabled as required.

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Number of verified signatures: 68

Last 50 names...

  Name Location Position When
Ricardo MoraesRio de Janeiro, BrazilDesignerSat, 21st Aug 2021
Ricardo MoraesRio de Janeiro, BrazilDesignerSat, 21st Aug 2021
Dan PowellAlbuquerque, NM, USAEngineerTue, 18th Feb 2020
Sujith PoojaryBangalore, India-Thu, 29th Nov 2018
Anon--Wed, 31st Oct 2018
Kyle MillerHuntsville, ALEngineerWed, 1st Aug 2018
Mike McCaskill--Tue, 5th Dec 2017
Anon--Sun, 11th Jun 2017
Frank Cieciel--Fri, 14th Apr 2017
Michael Saucy--Tue, 12th Jan 2016
Sergi Medina--Tue, 17th Nov 2015
serge kravchenko--Fri, 24th Jul 2015
Anon--Fri, 3rd Apr 2015
Luis Robles--Mon, 19th Jan 2015
Scott Lamberson--Thu, 8th Jan 2015
s samLondon UKEngineerFri, 12th Sep 2014
Harry Wilkins--Thu, 21st Aug 2014
Jason Jaroszewicz--Wed, 19th Mar 2014
marcus aparicio--Wed, 27th Nov 2013
marcus aparicio--Wed, 27th Nov 2013
Alex WyattTokyoOceanographerThu, 12th Sep 2013
Peter Herbrick--Mon, 11th Feb 2013
Peter Herbrick--Mon, 11th Feb 2013
Kyle Fankhauser--Tue, 22nd Jan 2013
Joscha Sommerkorn--Sun, 14th Oct 2012
Kith Crannog--Thu, 28th Jun 2012
Neville Hyatt--Thu, 21st Jun 2012
Bernhard FischerGermany-Sat, 12th May 2012
Rachel Stene--Mon, 20th Feb 2012
Christian BishopAustralia-Wed, 15th Feb 2012
Anon--Tue, 14th Feb 2012
Paul Branson--Mon, 13th Feb 2012
Ian BuxtonTyneside UKNaval architectTue, 7th Feb 2012
John Kohnen--Tue, 31st Jan 2012
Richard Pelvin--Mon, 30th Jan 2012
William RankinNew Haven, CTprofessor of history of scienceMon, 30th Jan 2012
David Asprey-maritime researcherSun, 29th Jan 2012
Nick Balmer--Sun, 29th Jan 2012
Kenneth BlumeAlbany, NYprofessor of historySun, 29th Jan 2012
cacalo carvalhorio de janeiro brazil-Sun, 29th Jan 2012
Dave Hornford--Sun, 29th Jan 2012
Chris Carlson--Sat, 28th Jan 2012
Henry SirotinNew York, NYAdj Asst Prof, GeographySat, 28th Jan 2012
William O'NeilFalls Church, VA-Sat, 28th Jan 2012
Zenon Bombalina--Wed, 28th Dec 2011
assaf hussain--Tue, 13th Dec 2011
Krzysztof Malawski--Wed, 26th Oct 2011
AnonNew ZealandstudentWed, 5th Oct 2011
joao vianna--Thu, 22nd Sep 2011
Ben Wales--Mon, 15th Aug 2011

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I tried and failed to find a Petition website that was customisable, and actully worked :( So did what developers do and made my own!

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