Tuesday April 18, 2017

Redesigned Google Earth Brings Guided Tours and 3D View to Chrome and Android

The latest version of Google Earth, which was two years in the making, invites users to explore the world with 3D maps and guided tours. The latter is essentially curated content that feels like something out of Nat Geo, taking you through a variety of exhibits that include museums around the world to sharks in Street View. Support for iOS and other browsers is coming in the future.

The new version adds new features that let users see 3D maps of specific locations, learn about random places around the world, and take guided tours from their Chrome browser or mobile devices. Those tours are interactive, and are led by scientists, documentarians, and other experts, helping users learn about our world. Google says more than 50 are available already آ— under the service’s new "Voyager" section آ— including a tour of the Tanzanian Gombe National Park led by primate expert Jane Goodall and her team. Also available are video journeys to six different habitats produced by BBC Earth, and a kid-friendly jaunt to Mexico with Sesame Street muppet Lola, to learn about Mayan ruins.