Google Earth gets revival with tools for exploration

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Aprile 20, 2017

I'm Feeling Lucky: A classic I'm feeling lucky button has been added to the app, which now takes the users to random locations across the world.

First up is Voyager, a new curation experience where Google has teamed up with worldwide storytellers, scientists and nonprofit organisations to deliver interactive guided tours from across the globe.

Finally, a new 3D button will allow users to see a site from any angle.

Jump over to the official Google Earth website via the link below for more details and to view the new features. And, as you might know if you've checked out the new Google Earth, the 3D imagery looks insane. Additionally, Google Earth is now littered with Knowledge Cards similar to what we're used to in other forms of search.

"And make a stop in Mexico with Lola, one of 12 little monsters featured in Sesame Street's Girl Muppets Around the World, and learn about modern Mayan cultures". One click and you would be transported to random locations - the pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal, the Opera houses of Italy, etc. The mobile app for Android has also been updated, and an update of the iOS version is expected.

Also new to Google Earth is some serious 3D and VR enhancements.

The redesign also brings a host of new features, the most exciting of which is undoubtedly interactive guided tours with the search giant's Voyager feature. Other than searching for new places on the planet, you can also fetch Knowledge Cards to find about related places. Google Earth has been around for over a decade now, allowing us to explore the world in a way we could not have imagined.

The updated version of Google Earth is already live.

"We've curated 20,000 different places, so roll the dice and see where the world takes you".

Google Earth is now compatible with Facebook's Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.

The update means Google Earth will work on Chrome browsers on Windows and OSX. The new update is now available for the web and Android, but Google does mention support for iOS and other browsers is coming in the near future.

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