Google Earth Update Makes It Look Like You’re Flying

Get a drone's-eye view of Boston.
Google Earth Boston Public Library

Image via Google Earth

Google has unleashed its latest piece of technology: You can now swoop through Google Earth like you’re some kind of human drone. The feature, which is not without an element of motion sickness, offers the opportunity to see the world from all sorts of angles, whether swooping in from above, gliding along the streets, or flying around the Pru. Users start with a globe before zooming into the location of their choice:

An array of options await you, whether you want to fly past Fenway:

Or get a bird’s eye view of the Christian Science Center:

Or just drift over the city and enjoy the view:

If you’d like to pop some Dramamine and try it yourself, get a quick glimpse on YouTube of how it works, then head to earth.google.com.


Lisa Weidenfeld Senior Digital Editor at Boston Magazine lweidenfeld@bostonmagazine.com