Google announced a new Google Earth update today (7.1) for Android and iOS, which brings Street View to the experience. Somehow this wasn’t already a part of it.
“Whether you’re on foot looking for the best sushi place in a new neighborhood or you’d like to do some virtual archaeology around Pompeii, we’re all explorers of the world around us in our own way,” writes Google Earth product manager Haris Ramic in a blog post. “Your definition of adventure is unique, so we like to offer several ways to explore the world.”
“Have you ever wanted to take a tour of Stonehenge or retrace the steps of Christopher Columbus?” continues Ramic. “With the addition of Street View to Google Earth for mobile devices, you can explore many sites from street level right on your mobile device. And with the new streamlined interface, a simple click of the Earth logo in top left will give you quick access to more information through layers like Panoramio Photos and Wikipedia. Just in case you decide to visit these places yourself, Google Earth’s improved directions enable you to visualize step-by-step transit, walking and biking directions in full 3D.”
The update also makes Google Earth available to over 100 countries.
In related news, Google has also launched new satellite imagery for Google Maps and Google Earth, removing clouds, and making the imagery clearer and more accurate. More on this here.