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Google Earth's Tour Guide feature gets 100,000 new tours

Google Earth gets 100,000 new tours for its Guided Tour feature

By Charles Gantt on Jan 30, 2013 09:02 am CST - 0 mins, 44 secs reading time

Do you aspire to be a world traveler and just simply lack the funds required to do so? Well, you are in luck, as Google has just released over 100,000 new Guided Tours for its Google Earth software, giving you the world without ever leaving your couch.

Google Earth's Tour Guide feature gets 100,000 new tours |

The Tour Guide update brings in over 100,000 new tours that span popular cities, places and things across 200 countries. In addition, existing tours have beefed up with extra features. The company has increased the number of 3D flyovers as well, adding a ton of landmarks and cities to the third dimension.

"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 new content can be found in version 7 of the company's free Google Earth software.

Charles Gantt

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Charles Gantt

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.


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