Google Earth, which was originally introduced in 2005 is set to get a revamp next week. Google has started pushing out invites for an event on April 18th in New York where it will release the new Google Earth.
If you are not aware, Google Earth is an Earth Visualising app where one can navigate to anywhere in the world through pictures click by satellites over time. The app also offers 3D graphics for some major cities like the Manhattan in New York, Sheik Zayed Road in Dubai and even certain places such as Taj Mahal in India. Apart from this, one can track earthquakes in real time, can watch planes currently in flight and also see various hiking trails. The Google Street, which was later introduced to Google Maps as well, allows one to visit a foreign land through a 360-degree picture.
Last year, Google released a Virtual Reality version of Google Earth which is currently only compatible with HTC Vive. Google Earth VR can actually enable one to walk on streets of a place far away from where he/she actually sits. Although the company hasn’t revealed much in the invite, we can expect a development in the VR world as well.
Going back to the inception of Google Earth, the app was originally known as EarthViewer 3D which was actually developed by a company named ‘Keyhold’ in 2001. However, in 2004, Google acquired the app and renamed it Google Earth in 2005.
Interestingly, Google is set to unveil the new Google Earth just four days before the ‘Earth Day’ which happens on April 22nd.