Google Earth gets revival with tools for exploration

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As expected Google has today unveiled their new Google Earth service, which has received a huge update and now provides interactive stories from around the world in a new feature called Voyager.

The next generation Google Earth could see many of these features incorporated. Even Sesame Street is participating with its Girl Muppets Around the World tour.

The exploration app, which enables users to explore the planet thanks to satellite imagery captured by the technology giant has introduced several new features, including Voyager, a new series of guided tours of different parts of Earth. It offers "guided tours" around the planet presented by Jane Goodall or BBC Earth.

Separately, a new "I'm Feeling Lucky" feature takes you to a location selected at random.

The redesign also makes Google Earth, which has already seen more than 2 billion downloads in its lifetime, more accessible than ever. According to Google, it will become available for iOS and other browsers in the near future.

More good news for VR fans: Google Earth VR, which launched for the HTC Vive via the Steam Store last November, is now available for the Oculus Rift headset through the Oculus Store.

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One of the major features that debuted on the platform is Google Earth Voyager. This change comes just in time for the Earth Day celebrations, which is observed on the 22nd of April every year. There's also the new "I'm feeling lucky" feature that's similar to the one on Google's main search page.

The updated Google Earth, which rolls out this week, will now run as a web app in the Google Chrome browser, or on Android. While not available in remote corners of the world, where 3D view is available, it's impressive, particularly in cities with tall landmarks like Toronto and Hong Kong.

Google Earth has been reborn.

At any given place, you can open a Knowledge Card and view images, learn about the history and more.

Friends and family can also share in your digital adventure, with Google providing an online postcard that links them to the exact location you have visited.

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