New Google Earth To Be Launched On April 18

Randall Craig
April 19, 2017

Google Earth is getting a revival, with the 3-D mapping service becoming more of a tool for adventure and exploration. 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. This feature an extension of the recent real-time location sharing feature of Google Maps. You can pull up these Knowledge Cards whenever you like, though they're also present in other features like Voyager.

The producers of "Sesame Street" show off Muppets from co-productions around the world; the map shows where the Muppets live and offer stories about the region and its culture. A new feature called Voyager surfaces "interactive guided tours" created by scientists, nonprofits and other "storytellers". "You use Google Earth to get lost". In other words, it's more fun than ever to waste time playing with Google Earth.

The update has been made available for the Chrome web browser and Android versions of the app, and also includes improved and more detailed satellite imagery.

The redesign also comes with a few new features.


For a more guided experience, a new "Voyager" tab allows users to embark upon a variety of interactive guided tours. Google explains that the information in the Timeline interface is easily customizable, allowing you to change things such as names and addresses to ensure that everything is as accurate as possible. It will enable you to see any location from any angle, i.e this feature will provide you a 3D bird's eye view of the location you've landed at.

Bringing all this to life is Google's fantastic new 3D map system, which are available for major landmarks across the globe.

"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", Shah said. Apple has started marking apps not compatible with future versions of iOS, as the company shifts toward 64-bit phone processors.

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