Google Earth's New Voyager Makes Armchair Traveling Even More Appealing

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Google Earth has released a new


tool that provides users thematic tours of the world's wonders, from land art to the Grand Canyon to urban gardens and more.

Explains TIME, "Whether you’d rather dive into shark-filled waters off the coast of Fiji or hover above the frigid Mirny Airport in Siberia,


Earth’s new Voyager feature will get you there in an instant — and keep you distracted for hours. Google revealed a number of new tools Wednesday to help users navigate the virtual globe; a tool called 'Voyager' offers a menu of thematic tours, while new “knowledge cards” provide factoids about sites and scenes throughout the world. Upgraded imagery makes flying over the Andes or island hopping at the Mili Atoll more realistic and stunning than ever."

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