With this update, Google Earth becomes less of a blank canvas and more of a real, actionable travel tool.

The addition of ‘knowledge cards’ and Wikipedia-powered morsels of information about different places, means you have a better idea of what you’re actually looking at. For instance, if you’re doing a quick “flyover” of the neighborhood you’ll be staying at in Cape Town., you may discover that your hotel is down the street from the Iziko South African Museum — click on the knowledge card, and you’ll learn that it was the first museum in the country, founded in 1825. 
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