As Google Earth turns ten years old (wow, time flies), it’s bringing out a few new features to make it easier to find interesting things on the service. Curating the globe? Easy enough for Google.
Earth picture by Google Earth
Just like many services such as the App Store, when there’s so much content, it almost becomes impenetrable until search and curation methods are refined. And that’s exactly what Google is doing.
Of course, part of the appeal of Google Earth is being able to look anywhere, but now Google’s Voyager program will highlight points of interest for people rubbing their chins over what to look at.
Part of that will be general, timeless points of interest, like the Taj Mahal. There’s also a new ability to tilt.
Another element to their curation is the Earth View project, which began as a fan project by people who loved finding beautiful landscapes. Now, those are being published. As the Google blog points out, these make for some great wallpapers.
You can easily get lost in those images, like the fields below. How’s the serenity.