Tour the globe from your phone with Google Earth. Search for landmarks, explore a region, read stories about regional cultures, and send travel postcards to friends.
Search: To explore a specific area, tap the Search icon and enter a city or state, for example, a general location, or a landmark. To discover someplace random, tap the I'm Feeling Lucky icon to land on an arbitrary location.
Explore a location: When you search for a location or tap a place, a knowledge card will offer details on the location or landmark. Tap the card to learn more and see images. You can also tap the Fly icon on a card to soar around a location. To control how much information you see, tap the menu in the top-left corner, tap Map Style, then select how much or how little information the app displays.
Learn about our world: Tap the Voyager icon at the top of the app to explore a topic, such as a location or subject. Voyager is a constantly updated collection of stories about travel, culture, nature, and history.
Send a postcard: Tap the Camera icon to send friends a postcard from an interesting location you've found. You can also save the image to your Photos library.
Designed for touch: Move around a map by tapping or dragging with one finger. With two fingers, rotate, tilt, or zoom into a view. You can swap between 2D and 3D views by tapping the 2D/3D button on the lower-left side of the screen, reorient the map to the north by tapping the compass icon, and switch to a street view by tapping the pegman button.
Can't save locations in the Android app: The Google Earth app can't save a place to your list of saved locations. You can save locations in the browser version and view your saved locations in the app. You can also import a KML file into the Android app.
Google Earth is an extremely engaging app that not only lets you explore in detail the surface of our world but also learn about our planet's culture, history, and more.
Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for Android. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search by voice for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more. Use the new "tour guide" to easily discover exciting new places to explore. With a quick swipe on the tab at the bottom of the screen, you can bring up a selection of virtual tours from around the globe. With new 3D imagery, you can now fly through complete 3D recreations of select cities, including San Francisco, Boston, Rome, and others. With every building modeled in 3D, you truly get a sense of flying above the city. 3D imagery is available on select devices, including most tablets.
What's new in this version:
Enhanced user interface, menu changes and simplified layers panel with new Photos layer
Improved styling for roads and labels, smoother transitions
Support for Google Drive (view KML/KMZ files)