Google Earth Launches New Feature That Basically Lets You Pseudo-Travel

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If you use Google Maps on iOS, you should head to the App Store and grab the latest update that adds a couple of notable new features.

Google has also integrated its Knowledge Graph into Earth, meaning every location you search comes with "Knowledge Card" that highlights major facts about the location.

The information stored on the Timeline feature can only be accessed by your Google account so if you want the information to remain for your eyes only then ensure your Google account details remain secure. To help you get misty-eyed with nostalgia, Google will also offer to send out monthly emails which summarize the places you have visited. You can also explore the new Voyager feature to take interactive guided tours from partners like BBC Earth and DigitalGlobe.

Google Earth is a virtual globe that allows users to trawl satellite images of the planet's surface. In addition to aerial and street views, Google Earth has new features like 3D views and interactive guided exploration tools.

Google Earth VR debuted in November 2016, and it quickly became one of the most beloved things to do in VR.

Shah said the new Google Earth is now available on the web in your Chrome browser.

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The revamped Google Maps is now available on the web in Chrome and on Android devices starting this week, but will make it out to iOS and other browsers soon. Today, they are going to launch the revamped Google Earth in NY.

Google Earth now has over 50 tours under Voyager, with more to be added on a weekly basis. With one click, you'll be whisked away to any of 20,000 different locations curated by Google.

The updated version of Google Earth is already live.

Keep your fingers crossed, as a brand new Google Earth is going to be launched on April 18, at a pre Earth Day event in New York City. Clicking on "Endangered Species Around the World" will show you the locations of various endangered species, give you photos and a "knowledge card" gives some background about them.

You get a little Sesame Street video. As expected, on clicking this button, you are transferred to a random location in the 3D mapping service - be it lush green islands off the Swahili coast or hot springs in Japan.

"This is our gift to the world", Google Earth director Rebecca Moore said while giving AFP an early look at the new version of the program that lets people range the planet from the comfort of their computers, smartphones or tablets. It will also be available on Apple's iOS in coming weeks.