Google just launched a revamped version of Google Earth, and its awesome!
The updated version of Google Earth is already live. The interface and functionality has close resemblance to Google Maps, but you will notice that a lot of features and tools are missing from the implementation. The fruits of almost two years of labor, the new app's marquee feature, called Voyager, enhances the way you explore the planet, adding tours guided by "some of the world's leading storytellers, scientists, and nonprofits".
"Today we're introducing a brand-new version of Google Earth-on the web and Android-two years in the making", Gopal Shah, project manager at Google Earth, said in a blog post. Google Earth has been downloaded over 2 Billion times until now, however, adding native support for Chrome, certainly makes it significantly more accessible especially for Chromebook users which are gaining rapid popularity in the education sector.
Before Google Maps brought in real-world imagery, Google Earth was the place to go to for satellite views and 3-D images stitched together from aerial fly-bys. Rolling (Clicking) the dice will take you to a random place in the world for you to explore, picked by Google, and it will then throw cards onscreen to give you trivia about the place. The tours are led by scientists and documentarians, with some content produced by well-known groups like the BBC's Planet Earth team.
If you want to check out the new version of Google Earth, either jump into Chrome and head on over to the website, or Grab the android app below. Once there, you can open up a new "Knowledge Card" that will offer more information and history about the place in question.
People can snap a "postcard" that captures a memory or a dream vacation spot and send it to friends and family. In certain locations like the 500-year-old Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley in France for example, 360-degree videos of the surroundings are also available to watch. For instance, a collection called "This is Home", highlights traditional houses around the world like reed houses in Peru or Bedouin tents in Jordan. But don't fret, as Google plans to add more browsers in the future. It's an exploration of homes around the world in various cultures, offering a fascinating insight into a Greenlandic IIoq or a Peruvian chuclla.
Google Earth launched more than a decade ago, giving people a space-eye view of earth, while developers got free 3D software.
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