Google Earth is getting a brand new update. There’s a lot of talk coming up for software that reflects the image of photos taken from satellites all over the world. Google Earth is introducing an innovation that allows users to turn back time and see how the world changes over the years to come.
The biggest update on Google Earth in 4 years
The new feature includes a time-forward system. This feature uses millions of satellite images of the last 37 years to help people move through time. This system, for example, allows people to see global warming, the retreat of glaciers, or the deforestation of the Amazon over time. The company says this is the biggest update for Google Earth in four years.
Google Earth uses similar technology in its widely used Maps product. It focuses more on geology and exploration than public transport and directions. Users can access this system through a web browser. You can see pre-prepared virtual tours of an Alaskan glacier that has melted over the years in this program.
You can use the new feature on Google Earth globally, not just on specific locations. This means that users can type the name of any location and try everything available in that location.
Google is working on this tool as a way to raise awareness about climate change and other environmental issues. Striking examples of how the landscape has changed include the changing sands of Cape Cod and the drying of Kazakhstan’s Aral Sea. It also documents changes in towns and cities around the world, from the rapid expansion of Las Vegas to the construction of artificial islands in Dubai.
“We have a clearer picture of our changing planet at our fingertips,” Google said of the feature. We have an image that shows not only the problems but also the solutions at our disposal and the fascinatingly beautiful natural phenomena that have arisen over the decades.”
How do you find this new feature for Google Earth? You can state your thoughts in the comments section.