Back in June, Google released version 5.2 of Google Earth, which introduced us to some great new features such as tracks, elevation profiles and a variety of other enhancements.
Now, just shy of three months later, Google Earth 5.2 has come out of beta. Most of you were likely running version 220.127.116.117, and it’s now been updated to version 18.104.22.1688. The update tool inside of Google Earth isn’t showing it yet, but if you head over to earth.google.com and download it from there you’ll be getting the latest version.
Most of the updates are minor bug fixes, but Google is taking this opportunity to show off a few Google Earth Pro features in a bit more detail: Vector Regionation and Image Regionation. Simply put, these are ways to allow you to view vast amounts of information on the screen; Google Earth will show less detail when you’re far away, and slowly add more info as you zoom in.
You can read about both features on the Google Lat Long Blog, or watch the video below for more information about Vector Regionation: