Google, always the innovator, has just released Google Earth 5.0. Previously, this application has allowed us to “virtually” fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, and 3D buildings. With this newest version, Google makes it possible to travel under the ocean and see a particular spot through time. Want to see how your neighborhood looked 10 years ago? 20 years? With a simple click, check out suburban sprawl, melting ice caps, coastal erosion, and more. Just download and install the free software at earth.google.com and start exploring rich geographical content, saving your toured places, and sharing the places you’ve visited with others.
For a brief overview of what the new software offers, check out the following video: