After two years of behind the scenes work, the new Google Earth has been announced and released today. The update brings vast improvements to the app for Chrome on the web and the Android app along with several new features. The web-based version of the new Earth is now available while the Android app, version 9.0 for those keeping score at home, is rolling out now to the Play Store. The app sports an all new icon along with the app improvements.
The banner new feature in this update is the new Voyager feature. Teaming up with scientist, non-profit organizations and storytellers, this new feature allows you to have an interactive guided tour of a locale within Google Earth. My personal favorite is The Hidden World of National Parks which takes you on a journey through these protected areas here in the United States and includes a combination of Street Views, videos and, of course, interactive maps.