Google camera helps capture bay’s rising sea levels

San Francisco Chronicle

For the past few months, the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper has been remotely piloting the craft — a catamaran topped with a loaner Google Street View camera.

In a teaming of tech and environmental advocacy, Baykeeper is using the camera’s 360-degree imagery to capture the shoreline’s rising sea levels, mapping a meandering 400 miles of the bay’s coast. The idea is to give people a close-up view of the shore, the kind of view typically available only from a boat.