Google Earth Lets Users Explore & Enjoy The Planet With New & Improved Features

20 April 2017, 11:36 am EDT By Keisuke Akio Mobile & Apps
Google is giving Google Earth a new look and features that will let the users enjoy the planet in a whole new way.  ( Adam Berry/YouTube )

As the Earth Day is fast approaching, Google Earth has been updated to version 9. For the celebration of the said event, it will now have a standalone website, after two years of Google's hard work.

Now when you open the recently updated Google Earth, it is now more informative and useful that the previous version. Google Earth can now be accessed at earth.google.com/web, design to open in a Web browser, currently available only in Chrome but the application for Android has already been updated and coming soon for iOS and other web browsers, according to the report by BGR.

It is now fully packed with a quite a number of new features. Accessing the Voyager section, which is interactive, will provide a great attention on guided tours. This serves as a starting point for YouTube videos, 360-degree content, Google Earth landmarks and Street View, according to Ars Technica. Documentarians and scientists lead this tour, which also includes some content coming from popular groups such as BBC's Planet Earth team and for a bonus some Planet Earth II video clips can also be viewed. There is also a section intended for kids, the Sesame Street muppet section.

As of the moment, there are already 40 stories and Engadget reported that the contents would be updated from time to time. In addition, there is also an I'm feeling lucky button. This feature will bring you to some random point on Earth which might be interesting and there is a Knowledge card that will provide information about the place you clicked, its landmarks and interesting venues to visit. It comes with a bookmarks section, information from Wikipedia and a Google Earth's KML files support. Through this support, according to Forbes, it can provide an easy import of geographical data. There is also a 3D button on the map that will enable the user to view it at any angle.

Unfortunately, the Google Earth Pro and the desktop application is still held on version 7 and it is not included in the latest release. However, all in all, Google Earth now, with these new features and interesting things to do with it, is more fun than ever.

 

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