Explore more than 100,000 new tours and 1 million photos in Tour Guide
Today, we’re launching a major update to the popular tour guide [http://goo.gl/ie0AO
] feature in Google Earth for desktop, iOS and Android. As you navigate in Earth, tour guide acts as a local exploration expert suggesting interesting places near the location you're visiting. Today's update adds over 100,000 new tours of popular sites, cities and places across 200 countries, as well as enhancements to existing tours.
The new, richer tours combine 3D flyovers, Wikipedia snippets and – for the first time – place highlight and more than 1 million user-generated Panoramio photos in order to create an immersive and educational exploration of your favorite places. Each tour ends with a selection of photo thumbnails which were selected from Panoramio as the best representation of a given place. Clicking on one of the thumbnails enables a full screen photo experience.
The tour guide is now available for desktop and mobile versions of Google Earth 7.0 - no update required. Learn more about using the tour guide [http://goo.gl/ggZfm