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The New Google Earth Is Here And It’s Going To Blow Your Mind

With the roll out of Google Earth’s new offerings, the big, wide Earth has never been so accessible to the everyday person. And it’ll completely blow your mind.

The new Google Earth comes with a fresh new look, 3D maps and 20,000 more experiences to be explored via the ‘I’m feeling lucky’ button. Better yet, Google Earth has a brand new feature called Voyager that offers guided tours of islands, jungles and rainforests across the planet. The best part? Voyager is in association with David Attenborough’s BBC series Planet Earth. Which is cool, because we’re obsessed with Planet Earth.

The guided tours take you through places like North America’s National Parks, including bespoke videos and information about the places that you’re scrolling through.

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You can also find out a lot of stuff you mightn’t have known before. Like the capital of a country, for example. One of the new features lets you search, say, ‘Capital of Sweden’ and it’ll take you right to Stockholm. It sweeps out to give you a full globe view of earth, spins around and heads back down to where you’re headed, giving you 3D panoramic views of the city.

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The feature is also good because it picks up on things you meant but didn’t type. Like this dumb-dumb who wrote ‘Amazon Jungle’ and it took me to the actual place I meant, which is the ‘Amazon Rainforest’.

The features and resolution on the new Google Earth are so realistic, it’ll make you feel like you’re travelling. Which we don’t mind at all.

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