Google Earth is one of the best products to come from Google and is a major time waster. Employers were never happy with it, and after today, they are going to hate it even more. This is due to a new update that adds several new features, along with making the underlying system faster. The new features should make it difficult for competing platforms to topple Google Earth. In fact, it's next to impossible right now unless someone comes up with new and innovative ideas.

What has changed?

The core experience is still there, and that’s good. However, the new user interface could throw off some users, but not the folks who take advantage of Earth on a regular basis.

To make the experience much better than before, every user can send stunning views they come across as postcards.

If we look at the Google Search page, there’s an “I’m Feeling Lucky” menu right there. The option is for users who just want to get to where they want to go without the hassle. By clicking on the button, the system will take the user to a random and unexpected place.

If you’re looking for something interactive -- something not usually found on Google Earth, well, Voyager should get you excited. It’s basically interactive guided tours, and from what Google has to say, it should be a fun experience for those interested. Folks can use Voyager to travel to places such as Gombe National Park located in Tanzania.

Here, the user can learn about the animals of the park, among other things.

For those looking for more excitement, there's the National Treasures from BBC Earth. Users can travel to six habitats and learn about all the major wildlife from each. It’s ideal for educational purposes.

“We want to open up different lenses for you to see the world and learn a bit about how it all fits together; to open your mind with new stories while giving you a new perspective on the locations and experiences you cherish,” product manager Gopal Shah shared in a blog post.

This is Home

There’s a Voyager story known as This is Home, and it gives folks the ability to journey to traditional homes from cultures all around the world. At the moment, it’s not greatly populated, but Google promised that more homes would be added in the near future.

The new Google Earth is available right now for Chrome and Android. Support for Apple iOS and other browsers will arrive in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for that.