Google Earth Adds 22 New Homes To ‘This is Home’: Visit Homes Across Different Cultures
Google Earth has been around for a really long time. However, it received a major re-design in April and has since been adding a number of interactive experiences. These interactive tours and experiences help the viewers gain a deep insight into various cultures, places and historical events. (You might remember our recent report of Google Earth’s Voyager Journey covering The Dandi March) One of the latest additions to the app when it re-launched was that of This is Home – a multicultural experience that gives the viewers a look inside the homes of people of different cultures.
The Idea Behind ‘This is Home’
Google says that when given the first opportunity to use Google Earth, most users would usually look for their home in it. Home is a place which defines us, which shapes us to be who we are. With This is Home, Google Earth gives us a look inside homes from across different cultures around the world. When they started off, this feature only had 5 homes from across the world. However, a new update now brings in 22 new homes to this interactive tour.
New Homes Added by Google Earth to This is Home
Google has introduced 22 new homes, out which they give a special mention to the Torajan Homes in Indonesia, Hakka Homes in China, Yurt Homes in Mongolia, Vezo Homes of Madagascar, Paiwan Shaman’s Homes of Taiwan, Garasia Homes in India, Chatinos in Mexico and the Maori Homes of New Zealand. This is Home is quite an experience looking at how people across the world define what ‘home’ is to them.
While for some of us, a ‘home’ is an air conditioned room with a large comfortable bed, for others it would be an igloo, or a hut made out of mud and sticks. This is Home is a very informative and educational piece of content from Google and we strongly recommend our readers who use Google Earth to check it out! Interested readers can click here to access This is Home
Source: Google Blog