Google is reportedly building an overhauled version of its Google Earth that will be unveiled during an Earth Day event in New York City on 18 April. According to a report, Google has sent invitations for an Earth Day-themed event slated to take place in New York this week.
The report also says that Google could possibly replace Maps with Earth, which could be a big move, considering how popular Maps is across the globe.
Google Earth is a virtual globe that allows users to trawl satellite images of the planet’s surface. It uses image resolutions that range between 15 m to 15 cm.
In 2008, Google included its Street View feature that offers a panoramic view from eye-level of streets across the world, in Google Maps.
It is assumed that the new version of Google Earth would replace its Google Maps app.
A dramatically revamped version of Google Earth could bring in more functionality from Google Maps, including traffic reports and local listings, the report said.