Google artificial intelligence (AI) will work for Earth users in the form of “knowledge cards” that allows them plunge into online information about mountains, countries, landmarks and other places visiting virtually.
It will also recommend and suggest on other locations wherein explorers may be interested in exploring more based on their past searches.
"This is our gift to the world," Rebecca More, Google Earth Director says. This new version of the program allows people navigate the planet from the comfort of their computers, smartphones or tablets.
"It´s a product that speaks to our deepest values around education and making information available to people."
A new ‘Voyager’ feature gives access to users to digitally explore the planet under the aegis of experts and partners including BBC, Earth, NASA, Sesame Street and the Jane Goodall Institute.
"This is the first time we have done this deep integration with the Google Knowledge Graph," Sean Askay, Earth engineering manager says.
"Everything Google knows about the world, you can know about the world."
The newly installed “Feeling Lucky?” is featured for users who wish to take the benefit of software suggestions like Pemba Island off the Swahili coast or the Oodaira Hot Spring in Yamagata, Japan.
With 3-D button, people can prefer to fly around the world in Earth – Grand Canyon, Cheateau Loire Valley and other tourism spots from any angles as they wish.
"With the new Earth, we want to open up different lenses for you to see the world and learn a bit about how it all fits together; to open your mind with new stories while giving you a new perspective on the locations and experiences you cherish," Gopal Shah, Earth product manager says.
Those who are accessing Mobile version of Earth can also click pictures in their travel and sending digital postcards to friends.
New Earth was launched on Google’s Chrome and Android software with versions tailored for Apple devices and other Internet browsing software.
This is the first ever time that Earth can be reached via a web browser instead of applications installed on devices.
This new addition allows Google to tap strong computing power at data centers in the Internet “cloud” instead of relying on functions of smartphones and other devices.
Google launched many new tools for the users to manoeuvre virtual globe and this tool is “Voyage” which offers plenty of thematic tours, while new “knowledge cards” provide factoids about different sites and scenes around the world. Upgraded imagery is more realistic and stunning than ever.
The editors of Google recommended their favorite routes. Land Art from Above allows users to jump from one giant sculpture to another.
Other tours include water holes of Ernest Hemingway, exploring sights of cities. A tour to the Grand Canyon drops users at the park’s visitors center and thereafter you can click on the most popular vistas and enter Google’s street view.
The tools are very simple to navigate and the options are available in different varieties and there are few routes designed for parents to explore with their kids.
Although there’s something for all, there are few outstanding favorites like Ultradistancia, Wonders of the Ancient and Modern World and Amazing Urban Gardens.