Nearly everyone who’s opened Google Earth in the last decade does the same thing first: they search for their home. Home is how we orient ourselves—it’s where we start from. This might mean the apartment buildings overlooking the Mediterranean in Alexandria or the Red Sea in Jeddah.
Then we zoom out. We see our neighborhood, then our city, our province, our country, our continent, and eventually: our blue marble. Out in space, our planet looks impossibly small. But improbably, it’s home to all of us. On the eve of Earth Day, I’m reminded of something I’ve learned watching people use Google Earth over the years: Home is not just how we understand our place in the world, it is a means to connect to something bigger than ourselves.
Today we’re introducing a brand-new version of Google Earth, two years in the making. With the new Earth, we want to open up different lenses for you to see the world and learn a bit about how it all fits together; to open your mind with new stories while giving you a new perspective on the locations and experiences you cherish. It’s everything you love about Google Earth, plus new ways for you to explore, learn and share. Zoom in and see what adventures await you in the new Google Earth:
Broaden your horizons with Voyager
We’ve joined up with some of the world’s leading storytellers, scientists and nonprofits to bring the planet to life with Voyager, a showcase of interactive guided tours.