New Tour Guide and 3D Imagery Now Available in Google Earth 7

Google Earth for mobile (Android and iOS), which offered new ways to see cities in 3D and a new tour guide feature to help you discover places -- is now available on desktop mode with Google Earth 7 as of today. "You can now check out the comprehensive and accurate tours of more than 11,000 […]

Google Earth for mobile (Android and iOS), which offered new ways to see cities in 3D and a new tour guide feature to help you discover places -- is now available on desktop mode with Google Earth 7 as of today.

"You can now check out the comprehensive and accurate tours of more than 11,000 popular sites around the world, including growing list of cities where new 3D imagery is available," Google posted.

In addition, to tour guides, Google Earth 7 now also includes the comprehensive, accurate 3D imagery.

Google is also adding more 3D imagery for a handful of metropolitan regions including Avignon, France; Austin, Texas; Munich, Germany; Phoenix, Arizona; and Mannheim, Germany.

"The experience of flying through these areas and seeing the buildings, terrain and even the trees rendered in 3D is now consistent across both mobile and desktop devices -- making all of your virtual travels more realistic than ever," informs Google.

For those new, "tour guide serves as a local expert, suggesting nearby places you might want to explore and helping you learn about those locations. For whichever area you're viewing in Google Earth, thumbnails highlighting pre-created tours in the same area will dynamically update at the bottom of the screen. Simply click on one of the tours, and you'll embark on a virtual flyover of famous, historical and cultural sites close by. Educational and fun facts from Wikipedia will also appear on the screen as you fly in and around locations like the Great Wall of China, Stonehenge, and more."

Google Earth 7 is available for download here.

Tour Guide now available in Google Earth 7 on desktop

New 3D imagery in Google Earth 7