Google adds Street view library in Google Earth VR

Sept. 17, 2017, 4:19 p.m. By: Pranjal Kumar

Google Earth VR

Google has launched an update to Google Earth VR in which the company has added a huge library of street-level imagery into the application. This new app will allow the users to immersively explore the entire globe.Google Earth VR is now available of HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift which means that both the users can get the chance to view entire planet.

Google Earth VR will allow users to fly from an overview of the entire Earth right down to a block. The new update will allow you can flip to Street View imagery, which lets you see actual street-level photos captured by Google’s fleet of Street View cameras in more than 80 countries. Not only this, you will also be able to see 360 geo-tagged photos captured by users (similar to one which you can see in Google Maps).

In Google Earth VR, you will be able to see a floating photosphere above your controller if Street View imagery is available for that region. You just have to hold the sphere up to your head to dive into the closeup view. It is still not completely accurate but Google has assured that it will continue to add several new features in coming time including multi-user support for cooperative exploration.

Google Earth VR is available for free of cost on HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift. For the other users, you can immersively view Street View imagery through the Street View app on Daydream (available on Android) or via Google cardboard (available on Android and iOS).

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