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Explore The World With Google Earth VR Whenever You Want

Want to see all the amazing places in the world ASAP? Now you can with Google Earth VR without even travelling!

A couple of days ago, Google announced that its globe-trotting virtual reality experience is on air. The VR extension is taking Google Street View to a whole new dimension, allowing people to explore the world from where you sit, flying freely around the globe’s topographies in an immersive experience.

Using Google Earth VR is as easy as using the regular version of the program. You begin your journey by looking at the Earth from space. When you rotate the globe, you can choose where to begin. You can go around 175 cities with full 3D data, and over 600 urban cores. The video and image qualities are far better than what you would expect.

Here’s the video of Google Earth VR:

 Google Earth’s data is compatible with HTC Vive VR headset, and provides completely explorable and scalable virtual worlds for those using it.

Including cinematic tours and curated destinations of places such as Grand Canyon, Amazon River and downtown Manhattan. The website presents incredible sights from the Hong Kong Stadium, Hoover Dam, Space Needle, Colosseum, Matterhorn and Florence Cathedral. You can preview the 360° gallery.

Mike Podwal, Product Manager of Google VR, said:

The world has so many beautiful and amazing places to visit. If we’re lucky, we’re able to travel and see a few of them. But even the most active travellers can only see a fraction. What if we could see them all?

Ten years ago, Google Earth began as an effort to help people explore our planet. And now, with more than two billion downloads, many have. Today, we are introducing Google Earth VR as our next step to help the world see the world. With Earth VR, you can fly over a city, stand at the top of the highest peaks, and even soar into space.

The app is now available only for HTC Vive and you can download it from here or from the Steam Store.

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