Google has added several content creation tools to Google Earth that will allow any user to create maps, stories and presentations on the platform, which will undoubtedly be useful in both educational and corporate environments.
These tools are an expansion of the Voyager program, launched by Google Earth in 2017 and that allowed creators of high-level content, such as NASA or BBC Earth, to create guided tours combining text, photographs, Street View images and 360-degree videos .
From now on, thanks to the new toolkit, which is already available on the Google Earth website – not so on mobile devices, although the creations that are made can be seen in the iOS app and the Android app – All users have access to these same features when creating their own content using Google Earth.
Users can use photographs, videos, images from Street View and even 3D views of any point of the earth to create their contents: presentations, texts, stories.
In addition, descriptions, lines, shapes, text and titles can be added for maps.
With these tools, users can create a presentation and share it with other users and even work collaboratively on it thanks to the integration with Google Drive. To use them, they must be registered and any content they believe will be named after them, attribution to the author.
Google has indicated that it will have an automatic content detection system using artificial intelligence that will detect any content that does not comply with the company’s use policy, thus preventing users from editing the maps and creating inappropriate presentations that they could, for example use in educational environments.
In the same way, the new Google Earth creation tools will have a complaint system so that users can also report any inappropriate content they find on the platform and that has been created by another user.