Virtualized Travels: Google’s Tour Builder

Google Earth allows internet users to virtually travel the world with the simple click of a mouse. However, a new feature will now change tour-builder_fethe way people document their real-life travels forever.

Have a look at Google’s new Tour Builder. Although still in its beta phase, this application allows users to create a narrative through photos, videos, text and Google Earth itself. This was originally created as a way for US Marine Veterans to tell their stories. But now, it’s open to all. By simply installing a Google Earth desktop plug-in and make sure you have a Google account.

How Does it Work?

Think of it as a slideshow presentation. Start off with a title and an introductory paragraph. Viewers are able to see all frames at the same time.

Opt for something a little more exciting than a scrapbook for your holiday ventures. Try out Google’s Tour Builder now.

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