Explore Earth from wherever you are!

Floom is only available using Chrome on Android devices. With a supported device, scan the QR code with your phone camera to take you to the mobile site.

About Floom

Floom is a WebXR experiment that helps anyone explore Earth from wherever they are.

Use an Android device with the latest version of Chrome, to open augmented reality tunnels to the other side of the globe.

You can control how your tunnel intersects the Earth, by changing the angle of your device, allowing you to explore different places from one location.

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Tunnel through Earth in augmented reality

Floom is only available using Chrome on Android devices. With a supported device, scan the QR code with your phone camera to take you to the mobile site.

This experience needs to know your location to calculate the destinations of your tunnels

Information about your location and environment is not stored, and will never leave your device

To calculate your tunnel destinations, we need to know your location and which way is North

For the best experience, open your browser permission settings and allow Floom to access your GPS location

Angle your phone to explore the globe

You can change where your tunnel takes you by tilting your device

Floom is not able to function without access to your camera

To allow Floom to use your camera, open your browser’s permission setting and turn on camera permissions

Explore Earth from wherever you are!
Floom is a WebXR experiment that lets you open augmented reality tunnels to the opposite side of the globe

It is built using WebXR and Google Maps API
3rd Party licence

The MIT License

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Land
Water!

To find the floor, point your phone down and move it around

To set your compass, face towards North, then press Set North

If your tunnels aren’t opening to where you think they should, there might be a problem with your compass

Your compass is not configured

There may be a problem with your compass. To set your compass, face North, then press Set North

View this location in the Google Earth app?

This will open in a new window

OK

Position your tunnel with this marker, then tap it to see what’s on the other side

Angle your phone down so your tunnel goes through the Earth

Tap the place name above to view this location in Google Earth

Change your tunnel’s destination by tilting your device

You need a newer version of Chrome to run this experiment

Visit the Google Play Store to update Chrome

Your device is not supported

This experience requires Chrome for Android to run

Floom only works in portrait mode.
Rotate your device to continue using.