Google Earth is a service that renders 3D representations of our planet based mainly on satellite imagery. The mapping is done by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a globe, all in 3D.
Google Earth lets you explore the world from the comfort of your home by merely entering coordinates, addresses, or navigating randomly with a keyboard or mouse.
Alternatively, users can download the designated Google Earth app on a tablet or smartphone for improved convenience.
However, up until recently, many users had a significant complaint about Google Earth, and it was the fact that the only browser that supports it is Google Chrome.
However, Google worked hard to change all of that, and we are here to let you know that the company has addressed your complaints.
Taking The Experience To A New Level
Google finally decided to expand its Earth for web experience to most major browsers.
Jordon Mears, Tech Lead Manager, and engineer Jessi Beck revealed that, after six months of public beta, Google Earth can now be accessed on browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Opera.
To make this happen, Google moved the Chrome-only Earth onto WebAssembly and used the W3C web standard.
The company plans on polishing the Earth on web performance for other browsers, including Safari, which is still not compatible.