Have You Seen What The New "Google Earth" Feature Looks Like Now? Holy Crap!

Submitted by: fancylad 6 months ago in Tech


Holy crap, the new Google Earth just got the 3-D treatment, and it's pretty mind blowing. Play around with it here.

From Google: The whole world is now in your browser. Fly through landmarks and cities like London, Tokyo and Rome in stunning 3D, then dive in to experience them first hand with Street View. See the world from a new point of view with Voyager, which brings you stories from the BBC, NASA, Sesame Street and more.
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Male 860
This version still falls behind the desktop version, which has all the useful measurement tools, the ability to use 2D only (better imagery for overhead views), and other features.

The 3D views have been around for years, shown as the yellow blobs (locations which have been 3Dized)

So, not much new here for me.  A very useful program - one I use professionally, but this new web-browser (only for chrome, btw) version is a step back.
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Male 4,953
punko Until I read this comment of yours and checked, I wasn't aware that all the 3D imagery available here in the browser version was in the desktop version. So I agree with your comments. The desktop version does have a lot more functionality, for sure.

That said, I'm blown away by all the new 3d imagery in either version. When did the 3D views become available? It wasn't long ago that only some major cities had the 3D imagery. Now everywhere seems to. Just amazing.

It does raise some privacy flags, in my opinion. You can snoop like never before. If you have someone's address, you can essentially walk around their yard, examining every tree and bush. If their vehicle was in the driveway when the imagery was taken, you know the color and type of vehicle they drive, if not the make and model. Just incredible.
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Male 1,511
It's only a matter of time before the live satellite feeds will be available.
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Male 686
Welcome to two years ago. You should see that in VR. 
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Male 1,871
As cool as this is, it still shows pics from last year, around mid-late May.  My garden is prepped but not planted and the tree I cut down is still showing up.
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Male 7,943
insaneai How dare they not update it!

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Male 1,871
normalfreak2 Wasn't the point to be an update?  come on, my son and I worked hard on cutting that tree down, splitting it and stacking it.  The least Google could do is get a fresh pic, right? (/snowflakerant)

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