A few weeks ago, on the eve of Earth Day, Google introduced a brand-new version of Google Earth, giving us a new perspective on the blue marble we all call home.
Google Earth boasts new ways to explore, learn and share. Let’s zoom in and discover what’s new…
Expand Your Geographical Knowledge With Voyager
Google has joined up with some of the world’s leading nonprofits, scientists and storytellers to produce breathtaking interactive guided tours. Allowing you to take a virtual journey to the top of mountain peaks and through the deepest jungles and much more. Voyager has more than 50 immersive stories and is updated weekly, so there is plenty to choose from.
Explore Hidden Gems
Remember when Google got rid of the ‘I’m feeling lucky’? Well it’s made a comeback, but this time in Google Earth letting you explore and learn about literally anywhere with just one click of the button.
You might discover the lush green Pemba Island off the Swahili coast, the historic La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy or the Zao Hot Spring in Yamagata, Japan. We’ve curated 20,000 different places, so roll the dice and see where the world takes you. – Gopal Shah, Product Manager, Google Earth.
Share Your Virtual Experiences
Google Earth has introduced a 3D button that allows you to see any location in the world from any angle. Once you’ve uncovered something that takes your breath away you can share a Postcard with friends. They’ll be one click away from the exact spot where you were ‘virtually’ standing.
Google Earth is available online in Chrome for Android users and will be rolled out on iOS and other browsers in the near future. Go on then, what are you waiting for?