Google released an updated version of Google Earth which now features a seamless Street View experience and 3D trees. Most of you might be wondering that Street View was already present in Google Earth as it got integrated in 2008, so what’s new about the feature announcement. Earlier, users who wanted to see the Street View imagery needed to click on a camera icon over the Google Earth imagery. Now users can benefit from the Street View as it gets fully integrated with the product and users can zoom in and see a 360-degree, street-level images.
The orange icon used to navigate Street View known as Pegman is now also docked with Google Earth navigation controls.
Peter Birch, Google Product Manager, wrote:
Just pick up Pegman and drop him wherever you see a highlighted blue road to fly right down to the ground. Once there, you can use the navigation controls or your mouse to look around. And unlike our earlier Street View layer, you can now move seamlessly from one location to another as if you’re walking down the street by using the scroll-wheel on your mouse or the arrow keys on your keyboard.
Another great feature added to Google Earth 6 is 3D trees. More than 80 million trees are now available in the new version. To view trees, you need to turn on the 3D buildings layer on the left side panel. Zooming in, would take you on the ground giving you ground-level navigation to walk among the trees.
Download Google Earth 6 [here]