Move over Google Maps. Beginning next month, a team of scientists is set to map 1,200 miles of California coastline using lasers, computer software and airplanes. It will be the most detailed map ever assembled of the California coastline. The map will be detailed enough to spot telephone poles! Managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the captured data will be used to track sea levels, beach erosion and flood risks.
The $3.3 million project will be completed in December, with the images available online by next summer.