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Here's a first look at the new Google Earth that just launched

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Google just released a brand new version of Google Earth.

If you've used Google Earth before, chances are you buzzed around the planet for a couple of minutes, checking out some random places, and then closed out the app. Or maybe you used it to quickly show your child where Europe is. Now, though, Google Earth is chock full of new information.

The revamped version is available for Chrome and Android. Let's take a look at what's new.


Here’s the starting screen. Just our big blue planet floating in space. Check out the menu on the left, this is where the magic happens.

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A new feature called Voyager, represented by an icon of a ship’s wheel, takes you to a whole new area of curated content.

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I tapped “Natural Treasures” presented by Google Earth. It lets me choose to explore islands, mountains, jungles, deserts, grasslands and cities. Let’s check out islands.

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Now we see pinpoints of various islands around the world. BBC’s Elizabeth White will walk us through some.

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Hey look it’s the Galapagos.

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Now we’re exploring Madagascar.

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Each island has a video with more information, too.

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This is just a snippet of what you can do with Google Earth. I just checked out islands, but there’s a seemingly endless amount of content available to explore. Check it out when you have some free time.

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