Google Earth relaunches with new storytelling and exploration features

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There's also a new section called "Voyager" (look for a ship's wheel) which gives you curated content and tales to explore on Google Earth at leisure. "Zoom in and see what adventures await you in the new Google Earth", Google states in a blog post. Additionally, Google Earth users can now directly share locations with a simple link.

But the best update by far is the addition of a 3D view, which allows you to explore any location in rich 3D detail.

Voyager is Google's Earth's showcase of guided tours, which have been created with the help of "some of the world's leading storytellers, scientists and nonprofits", Google says in its announcement of the launch.

For more random exploration, Google introduces the "I'm feeling lucky" feature that takes you somewhere unexpected.

In conjunction with Earth Day, Google has taken the wraps off their entirely new version of Google Earth available on both the Web, via Chrome, and Android.

The redesign also comes with a few new features.

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Google Earth now has over 50 tours under Voyager, with more to be added on a weekly basis. You will be able to roll the dice and randomly travel to 20,000 different places around the vast expanse of this world.

The updated version of Google Earth is already live.

Google Earth has received an update "two years in the making" that includes new guided nature tours from Sir David Attenborough.

Google today announced a complete overhaul of its Earth service.

Bringing all this to life is Google's fantastic new 3D map system, which are available for major landmarks across the globe. And for the first time ever, Google Earth is fully available on Android, as well as on desktop. An iOS app is will be out soon as well as support for other browsers. The app will also show you "knowledge cards" which will contain facts about these places.

Users can also click the new 3D button to see locations from any angle, such as navigating all the way around the Grand Canyon and seeing its geological layers.