Earth View is a “collection of the most striking landscapes found in Google Earth” that came about from people taking screenshots of the virtual globe for desktop backdrops. Google today added over 1,000 new high-resolution Earth View wallpapers. And Google just added a host of new images to its collection that probably worth a million words!
Earlier, Earth View had nearly 1,500 images from across the planet in its collection. Now, Google has added 1,000 new high-resolution images to its Earth View collection bringing the total number of images in the gallery to 2,500.
“Over the last decade, the collection has been witnessed by millions around the world as wallpapers for Android devices, screensavers for Chromecast and Google Home, and as an interactive exhibit in Google Earth’s Voyager…Today, we’re making our biggest update to Earth View by adding more than 1,000 new images to the collection,” Google wrote in a blog post.
Google says that the newly added imagery collection is optimised for “today’s high-resolution screens.” and that it features images with “brighter colours, sharper images and resolutions up to 4K.” It has partnered with Ubilabs to bring the new image collection to the users. “Together over the past several years, we’ve refined a set of tools that help us scour 36 million square miles of satellite imagery while maintaining fine camera control to get just the right shot,” Google added in its blog.
Besides those devices, Earth View is accessible from the online gallery that now features a colour map to visualize and find every available location. This new imagery is also available in the Earth View Chrome extension for free. Alternatively, you can download the Earth View Chrome Extension and get all the images on your PC or smartphone.