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Discovering The New Google Earth

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With the new Google Earth you can explore all kinds of beautiful locations across the globe with an interactive guide.

Google Earth has just installed some new features to make it more accessible, interactive and basically more fun.

While Google Earth was once used to see aerial views of your house and some famous streets here and there, today it is more like going on a virtual trip. With their new Voyager feature, you can explore some of the world’s most breathtaking places with a guide.

BBC Earth's Natural Treasures on Google Earth - Screenshot Google

BBC Earth’s Natural Treasures on Google Earth – Google

For this one, Google has teamed up with some of the world’s leading storytellers, scientists and nonprofits to make your visit resourceful and interactive.

Venture through six habitats with BBC Earth’s Natural Treasures, or visit Tanzania’s Gombe National Park with Jane Goodall, the world’s leading chimpanzee expert. Voyager contains more than 50 similar tours, with more being added weekly to keep the adventure alive.

And how about heading towards a surprise? With the newly introduced “I’m feeling lucky” feature, you can land somewhere unexpected and discover places you never even heard of. With the click of a button, Google Earth will take you to one of more than 20,000 places like the Zao Hot Springs in Yamagata, Japan or Pemba Island off the Swahili coast.

Google Earth I'm Feeling Lucky - Google

The City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain, through Google Earth’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” – Google

No matter where you land, you can always open the Knowledge Card to learn the location’s history, facts and see more pictures.

With the new 3D button, you can explore and place from any angle, giving you the freedom explore the tiniest details.

But above all, the most annoying thing about Google Earth has been solved. You no longer have to download and install it on your computer. The new version can be accessed from any computer with Google Chrome and any Android device, with access through more browsers and iOS coming very soon.

Are you ready to explore Earth like never before?


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