If you’re anything like me, then you’ve spent quite a bit of time traversing the globe… on Google Earth. Since its release in 2001, Google Earth has been helping take the edge off for people who suffer from wanderlust, by allowing you to explore the globe from your computer. Google Earth’s update that was released last week makes it even more of a time-sink – there are a lot of really cool new features, and it can now be accessed straight from your browser.
Two other cool features that come along with Voyager are city guides that take you to different points of interest within a city, and the option to send virtual post cards from these locations. This post card feature is unique to the mobile app. And, once you’ve traveled through all of the guided tours, you can use the new feature called “I’m feeling lucky,” that will digitally transport you to a far-away place on the planet where Google will give you a card that has local trivia on it.
Google Earth has always been a great way to spend some of your leisure time by searching for fascinating locales across the globe, and this is truer than ever with the latest update. The ability to go on guided tours and discover new aspects of locations and cultures has opened up a whole new way of utilizing Google Earth to satisfy your wanderlust. As one Google employee said, “you use Maps to find your way, Earth to get lost.”