Google Earth’s massive update adds 3D maps and interactive guided tours of our planet


In its first major update in two years, Google Earth has added a bunch of new features that should make the virtual globe app a lot more fun to play with. Up first is browser support: you no longer need a dedicated desktop or mobile app to view Google Earth as it now loads in Chrome with all its bells and whistles. Next, the update introduces 3D maps for select locations so you can whizz through them and enjoy oodles more detail than with traditional satellite imagery. Start with the majestic Grand Canyon, and the beautiful Château de Chambord manor…

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