Cutting edge updates
Google Earth, via Lost Civilizations, has come up with a new feature which lets one explore locations deemed to have belonged to great lost civilizations in the present day from space. Though, examples like the Nabaya Playa which was the home to a society that existed 10,000 in the Sahara are now just an expanse of dry wilderness.
Others are still being occupied today, such as, Collinsville, Illinois. It belonged to a thriving community known as the Cahokia between 600 and 1400 AD. The Google Earth tool allows one to explore what may remain which is not a lot of the time. However, it does compensate on the graphics significantly,
Cutting edge updates
Google Earth went a step further with an update that did not only redesign the interface, but it also added visual and textual content from partners including NASA, BBC Earth, and the Jane Goodall Institute. The ‘Voyager Tab’ is a magazine like setting where stories come from the partners, and it features content coming from the Google Street View team for viewers to check out.
With the new Google Earth, the users can take guided interactive tours as led by scientists, documentarians, and other experts to discover the wonders of the world. Apparently, Google has more than 50 already, and one will be able to find them under the Voyager tab.
Virtual travelers would be able to take a stroll in Gombe National Park in Tanzania alongside primatologist, Jane Goodall or go to Mexico and get info on the lost Maya civilization. More adventures are going to be added to the tab on a weekly basis.
As in the old Google Earth, the users would be able to view the world in 3D using the 3D button. For certain cases and locations like the 500-year-old Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley in France, 360-degree videos of the surroundings would be available for viewing.
Usually, the first address that most people type when they see the Earth floating in space is home, hence one of the highlights of the culture category within the new Voyager Tab is a series dubbed, “This is Home.” The series takes a look at some traditional homes of cultures and groups that not a lot of people know much about.
At this time, there are five homes that one can visit including an Inuit Igloo, Bedouin tent, Reed House, Sherpa home and Greenlandic llloq. One can tap on one, and they will be taken to the exact geographical coordinates with a description of the individual and the area. It is not possible to talk about satellite images of the Earth without bringing NASA, which is a partner with the new Google Earth into the conversation.
The space agency has two stories at the moment that one can explore in Google Earth. These are “Scenes from Space” and “Reading the ABCs from Space.” The history tab which is where one can find pieces from Lost Civilizations is an assortment of random stories from the street view team and other partners.