Google Earth 6.2 brings along with more seamless imagery and a new search interface an d more. Here is what’s new in this release:
Becuase, Google Earth globe is made from a mosaic of satellite and aerial photographs taken on different dates and under different lighting and weather conditions, views of the Earth from high altitude can sometimes appear patchy.
To end this, Google introduced a new way of rendering imagery that smoothes out this quilt effect of images. This change is available on both mobile and desktop versions of Earth.
Grand Canyon before and after:
Share your explorations with Google+
Earth 6.2, also added a new option to share a screenshot of current view in Google Earth through Google+. To try this new feature, simply sign in to your Google Account in the upper right hand corner of Google Earth and click “Share.”
If you’ve already upgraded to Google+, you can share images of the places you’ve virtually traveled to with your Circles, such as family, friends or your local hiking club.
Search improvements in Google Earth
Aside from streamlining the visual design of the search panel, Google enabled the Autocomplete feature that’s available on Google Maps. Also, introduced with Earth 6.4 is “search layers,” which will show all the relevant search results (not just the top ten), so now, when looking for gelato in Milano, you can see all the tasty possibilities.
Finally, the team also added “biking, transit and walking directions,” so if you’re itching for a change of scenery or looking for a new route for your regular commute, you can now use Google Earth to generate and visualize all your options.
Download Google Earth 6.2 and start exploring and sharing today!