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    April 18, 2017

    Google releases a new, revamped version of Google Earth

    Google Earth

    Google has officially unveiled a new, revamped version of Google Earth – bringing with it revised 3D technology and guided tours.

    Armchair explorers, rejoice! Ahead of Earth Day, Google has officially taken the wraps off of a brand new version of Google Earth.

    The platform, which pretty much everyone has used to take a gander at their neighbourhood at one time or another, has received a slew of new updates and features; not least of which is the addition of improved 3D capabilities and a series of guided tours.

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    The new version of Google Earth is reliant on Google’s Chrome browser on the web, while the company is rolling out a redesigned app for Android users.

    Users will be treated to a redesigned ‘3D’ function, which renders satellite imagery in three dimensions; users can use the platform’s built-in screen grab functionality to share a location along with a link of its coordinates to friends or family.

    Those accessing the update will be able to see Google’s new ‘Voyager’ section, which is a selection of guided tours co-created with scientific and non-profit organisations. Among them is Sir David Attenborough, who leads with a documentary dubbed ‘Beautiful Birds-of-Paradise’.

    Whereas searching through ‘I’m feeling lucky’ previously took users to a random locale, Google Earth will now teleport those fortunate few to one of 20,000 curated locations with the view of shedding more light on different territories around the globe.

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    The new Google Earth is available right now, and will roll out to iOS and other browsers within the coming weeks.

    What are your thoughts? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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