Have you ever played “spin the globe”? You just give your globe a spin, stop it with one finger and see where you land. It’s a great way to learn the name of a random place you’ve never heard of. But there are a couple problems. First, when’s the last time you saw an actual globe? More importantly, once you stop the globe and have that place name, you still have no idea what it’s like there.
That’s why today’s launch of the new Google Earth is so exciting. The reinvented Google Earth brings together location, satellite imagery and Google’s unmatched depth of searchable information in an amazingly intuitive new experience. It puts the fastest, most interactive globe in the hands of everyone who’s connected to the internet through a mobile device or browser.
DigitalGlobe is proud to support the launch of the new Google Earth. In addition to providing high-resolution satellite imagery of the whole world, DigitalGlobe curated several special imagery collections for the new Voyager feature. Voyager is a storytelling platform that provides map-based narratives through interactive tours and image galleries. Users experience the stories while having the whole world as context to understand them.
Navigating through DigitalGlobe’s imagery collections on the new Google Earth lets you experience so many striking places from space: See elephants at a watering hole. Stroll the temple complex at Angkor Wat. Get lost in spiraling land art in Egypt.
So go spend some time exploring our planet from a satellite’s perspective. Examine a gallery of art that could never fit in a museum. Or maybe try Google Earth’s new “roll the dice” feature—the 21st century version of “spin the globe”—and really learn about a new place. No matter what you do, the new Google Earth is a fantastic way to get a view of our planet, plus a little more information about what’s happening where.