With Earth Day coming up this weekend, Google Earth has unveiled a major update. Two years in the making, the newest Google Earth has features like guided tours, knowledge cards, as well as Google’s classic “I’m feeling lucky” button for more spontaneous discoveries, and more.
One of the best features is Voyager, a showcase of guided tours. For example, there’s a tour called Natural Treasures from BBC Earth which takes you to half a dozen habitats around the world, including mountains and jungles, where you can learn about the wildlife. Jane Goodall hosts a tour in the Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where she talks about her team’s chimpanzee research and conservation efforts. Even Sesame Street is participating with its Girl Muppets Around the World tour. NASA is working with Google Earth, too. The tours themselves encompass other features, like 360-degree videos and Google Maps’ Street View imagery. The new version of Google is currently available on Chrome and Android and set to be released on IOS and other browsers later this year.