Google has just announced that it is rolling out a new “measure tool” for Google Earth. This tool will allow users to measure the distances between two points on Google Earth for answers to questions as ridiculous as the distance between your house and the North Pole to more sensible ones about the length to hike that you just finished this morning. The company pointed out that this is in response to “one of the most requested features” for the ability to measure a certain area and measure the distance on Google Earth. This new feature is available on Android and Google Chrome starting today and it will “soon” come to iOS.
The company added a new post on its official blog to tell uses the use cases of this new feature. The use case could be as easy as checking out the size of the park in the neighborhood where you are planning to buy a new house to creating math problems for students asking them questions such as which city is bigger, New Delhi or Mumbai? This could be extended to questions such what is the size of a particular historical monument or what is the length of a specific road.
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This new feature comes at the same time with Google started rolling out Google Lens shortcut inside its Google Camera app for Google Pixel and Nexus devices. Google has been rolling out a number of updates to some of its key apps ranging from revamping its Account page for users, adding the file signature inside all the APK (Android Package) files, to rolling out Google Podcasts app for Android.
The company also revamped the subscriptions page in its Google Play Store app to make it easier for users to manage their subscriptions.