Google Earth is now bigger and better than ever, even on iOS. Google Earth enjoyed a major makeover in April 2017, but the new and improved app was only originally available on Android and Chrome. Now, however, the new Google Earth is also available to download on iOS as well.
Google Earth is one of those core apps most of us use but which hardly any of us talk about it. Sure, when Google commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper we sit up and take notice. But for the rest of the time Google Earth just exists without getting any real attention.
Google Earth Gets a Much-Needed Makeover
The new update (Google Earth 9), which is now available to download from the App Store, is an excuse to give Google Earth some much needed attention. The new Google Earth offers a host of new features, all of which are designed to help us see this beautiful planet in a new light.
Voyager offers interactive stories about some of the most fascinating places on Earth. From here you can take virtual tours of museums, watch live camera feeds of animals, or see itineraries for visits to some of the great cities of the world. All from the comfort of your own home.
There are also knowledge cards offering extra tidbits of information about locations and landmarks. There’s an “I’m Feeling Lucky” button capable of exporting you to a random location. Or you can use Google Earth to take a snapshot of somewhere you want to visit in the future.
Google Earth Should Inspire You to Travel
The new Google Earth is well worth checking out. In the blog post detailing the iOS app Google talks up Earth’s ability to inspire you to travel. However, even people who have never ventured out of their home state should find Google Earth both entertaining and educational in some way.
Are you a fan of Google Earth? Will you be downloading the new and improved Google Earth to see what all the fuss is about? What do you mostly use Google Earth for? Which of the new features do you think you’ll make use of? Please let us know in the comments below!
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