Google Earth has been reborn.
Google unveiled a completely redesigned Google Earth and it does away with the single worst thing about the previous version of the software. Out now for desktop and Android, it no longer requires a separate download — it’s available directly in Chrome.
The redesign also comes with a few new features. For one, Google has integrated its Knowledge Graph, the technology that powers the bite-sized chunks of information that are surfaced directly in search. Likewise in Google Earth, this means every location you search for comes with a “Knowledge Card” of location informations so you can dive into for more details about a particular place.
man, google earth really has come a loooooong way since it was first introduced… i still remember the beta, and how buggy it was, but now it’s just pretty awesome — always was, really — and love how it works in chrome now.
nice work, google :)