Today, Google is adding new tools to Google Earth that allow users to set up their own travel routes at the top of Google Earth Maps, show their friends about the journey, and help them solve problems that can’t be asked to locals when they stroll through Tokyo. These tools allow users to set landmarks, draw lines from one place to another, add text, images, and videos to every point along the way, and present the entire process step by step.
Google has also provided users with a number of pre-made tours called “stories”, including Antarctic expeditions, Italian Renaissance architectural tours, and even important landmark tours of the book “Two Walk Moons.”
Google Earth’s “Traveler” label does have a guide, but it’s all professionally crafted. Today’s tool allows anyone to take and share tours, and users can even invite others to collaborate on it. But users can only create using the web version of Google Earth, however, Google says users can still view the tour using the latest versions of iOS and Android apps.