Google, a giant and popular search engine, has surprised its user base again with a whole new range of updated features for its Google Earth. The announcements of updates were made on 18 April 2017 during an event in Whitney Museum, New York and soon after that, the latest updates were made available for android and chrome users to experience the revamped version of Google Earth. Google has always set a benchmark in revamping older versions of the app. Before 3D feature update, it has already launched VR version of the app last year. But as compared to the earlier update, this one is big. This time, the update is not a single update but updates which include 3D tours, Voyage tours and an ‘I am feeling lucky’ tab. All these added features are going to get the heart of geeks who love experimenting with Google Earth. Google has re-designed the app to commemorate the World Earth Day and calls it a gift to the world from them. According to Rebecca Moore, Google Earth Director, “it is a product conveying deepest values of our organization by making the people from round the globe aware of detailed information from around the world.
With the revamped version of Earth, Google Earth Director Rebecca Moore expects to open up different lenses to see the world with a whole new perspective of Earth’s geography and locations. A brief introduction of latest updates is given below. Voyage tours – Making travelling easier This new feature aims to make travelling easier and interesting by providing smallest information of each and every location. It gives a 3D view of locations to users while they are sitting at home. Many speculations have been made reports, explaining that this section would give a guided tour to people exploring a certain location. According to Google, the credit of this feature goes to the group of scientists and documentarian who worked hard to bring accurate results. The major partners for revamped version of Google Earth include BBC Earth, Sesame Street, NASA, and the Jane Goodall Institute. 3D view of the map – Mapping becomes more exciting Voyage tours update is good but excellent is 3D view of the map that enables users to track and browse the location and have a 3D view of the same. This has added more value to the mapping and has made it more exciting and interesting. Now, despite the information, there are chances for users to get a visual treat as well. I’m feeling lucky – The tab to help trace the random locations This feature has made it easy for users to trace random locations by signing up for Google Play from Chrome browser or Android App. With this, users can easily locate points of interest and get to know more about the history and present of places. Google tried to make these latest updates a big deal by adding some other features like Google Artificial Intelligence at Work, ‘This is Home’ feature, and KML support