New Google Earth Coming This Week: Could It Replace Google Maps?

19 April, 2017, 11:06 | Author: Randy Kelley
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It is likely that the new Google Earth will incorporate virtual reality features, may be some from the Google Earth VR that it introduced in November past year. Along with introducing several new features to the popular mobile and desktop app, it also makes the app more usable and more informative than it has been in any of its previous iterations. Some of the first "Voyages" include a BBC Earth-produced "Natural Treasures" tour that will take you on a journey through a myriad of breath-taking locations divided into six categories, as well as a Sir David Attenborough-led documentary on birds, called "Beautiful Birds-of-Paradise".

The online service whisks users away to a random location and presents a knowledge card with a snippet of information from Wikipedia about the area.

Voyager is Google's Earth's showcase of guided tours, which have been created with the help of "some of the world's leading storytellers, scientists and nonprofits", Google says in its announcement of the launch.

All-in-all it's a solid refresh for Google Earth and I probably lost about 45 minutes of my night playing with it.

The new version of Google Earth is available now in the Chrome browser, and rolls out to Android devices this week. A week ago, a report in has confirmed the fact that Google has already sent invitations for an event with the theme of Earth Day that is going to be held at the Whitney Museum of Art from New York City.

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Do let us know in the comments section about your views on the latest Google Earth app update.

Have you flown around Google Earth? The rumors about its renewal had been heard for a few years now, and finally it was today that Google released its new version of Google Earth, with improvements in image quality and navigation and now it can even be accessed through Web.

Like in the old Google Earth, users can also view the world in 3D using the 3D button.

Explorers who have no particular direction can click the die on the left-hand side for Google Earth's new "I'm Feeling Lucky" mode, which will direct them to one of 20,000 locations selected by Google for its beauty, interest, or educational value. It will also be available on Apple's iOS in coming weeks. Other than searching for new places on the planet, you can also fetch Knowledge Cards to find about related places.

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