Google Earth 7.1 Beta gets Leap Motion gesture control

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.

Google Earth's features include:

See global changes with decades of historic imagery

If you've ever wondered how your neighborhood has changed throughout time, Google Earth now gives you access to the past. With a simple click, check out suburban sprawl, melting ice caps, coastal erosion, and more.

Dive beneath the surface of the ocean

In the new ocean layer, you can plunge all the way to the floor of the sea, view exclusive content from partners like BBC and National Geographic, and explore 3D shipwrecks like the Titanic.

Track and share your paths with others

Take placemarks a step further and record a free-form tour in Google Earth. Simply turn on the touring feature, press record, and see the world. You can even add a soundtrack or narration to personalize the journey.

New features in Google Earth and Google Earth Pro:

  • Support for LEAP Motion device
  • Enhanced starfield
  • Google Feedback tool integration
  • Redesigned balloons

Download: Google Earth 7.1.1.1580 Beta | 24.2 MB (Freeware)
View: Google Earth Website | Full Release Notes

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Wow, very cool!

Reminds me a little of 'Rise of the Triad' (in 'God' mode) crossed with 'Magic Carpet'...
Showing my age there. ;(