100,000 new tours added to Google Earth

Google Earth fans, listen up — it’s time to tour the world again. Google has announced that it has added 100,000 new tours to the virtual globe-trotting experience. Tours use pictures, Wikipedia excerpts and 3D flyovers to allow you to experience places you might not ever get a chance to visit all across the world. This massive update also features over one million user-made Panoramio photos, and Google uses some of the thumbnails from the photos which best represent that particular place.

Cities and popular landmarks from over 200 different countries are now represented so if most people should have no problem getting admitted to whatever virtual tour their minds can think of. The best part about it is that there’s no extra work involved on your part — if you have Google Earth on your desktop or Android device then the tours are ready to feed the curiosity bug inside of you. Google Earth can be had in the Play Store for the attractive price of $0.00.

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  • Jordan Caviness

    All right! Up up and awwaaaayyyy!

  • NYC9438

    This is incredible because it may help save the outrageous carbon footprint that is transoceanic air travel and tourism.

  • anywherehome

    please, integrate everything into ONE map, ONE application…..thank you, google
    and make off line maps where I can choose which country, which POI, when to update my maps etc.
    thank you

  • xmichaelx

    Google Earth is a great tool for travelers. Before I went on a multi-city trip to Eastern Europe, I used to GE to virtually “walk” from my hotel to various public transportation stops. It saved me a TON of time because once I got there I already knew (somewhat) how to get to a few places rather than just wandering aimlessly (not that that’s a bad thing in many cases).