Finally, Google has launched the latest version of Google Earth. The software that made us familiar to satellite navigation and helped us check out different places of the world now has three new features added to it.
Street View which became a craze with Google Maps is now integrated into Google Earth. Pegman (that little man that indicates your current position) is placed alongside the navigation controls and launches Street View the way it did in Google View. Wherever you see a highlighted blue road, pick up and drop Pegman on that position. Once you reach the position, you can look around through the mouse or navigation controls. Unlike before, where you could only move point to point, this time you get to move around seamlessly and if you want some far off destination, click exit and you return to aerial view.
While 3D buildings have been there on Google Earth, the next are the trees that come with this effect to give a realistic environment. As a starting point, try a search for “Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco.” Once you arrive at your destination, click the zoom slider. You'll then be taken down to the ground where you can use our new ground-level navigation to walk among the trees.
Through historical imagery, you can watch the maps of certain places, lets say Hiroshima and Nagasaki before and after the nuclear bombing, Indonesia before and after the tsunami, etc. If a place has historical imagery, it will appear in the status bar. Clicking on the date will take you to that time period from where you can browse or close the time control.
So yeah, some new features that you can try, especially if you’ve been a Google Earth fan.
Publish date: November 30, 2010 4:11 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:57 pm