Learn about the world

You can tour the world with a collection of map-based stories. Explore topics like travel, culture, nature, and history.

Open Voyager

  1. On your computer, use Google Chrome to open Google Earth.
  2. On the left, click Voyager Voyager.
  3. Choose a subject, like Nature or History.

Start a tour

  1. On your computer, follow steps 1-3 in "Open Voyager."
  2. Click on a story. You’ll see a list of related places across the globe.
  3. On the right, you’ll see pictures or videos of your current location. From here, you can:
    • Make the pictures bigger: In the bottom left corner of the photo, click Full-screen Full screen.
    • See more pictures: Click the arrows next to the photo.
  4. To move between locations, on the bottom right, click the arrows.
    • Your story might have other chapters to view. To see them, at the top, click Table of contents.
  5. To end the story, on the top left, click Clear Clear.

View Layers

You can view info like global temperatures, rainfall, and wind speeds. You can also see places around the world in 3D.

  1. On your computer, follow steps 1-2 in "Open Voyager."
  2. Choose the Layers category.
  3. Select the story that shows the info you want to see.

Notes: Layers are updated every fifteen minutes. If you can’t see a topic, reload the app or wait for the layer to be updated.

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