How to view Earth’s untouched landscapes on Google Earth
Planet Earth has undergone a lot of change over time, with the environment facing the brunt of urbanization. This has led to a drastic reduction of tree cover across the planet and it is high time that we, as responsible humans, take steps to try and restore nature to its former unfiltered glory. To aid this effort, National Geographic, in partnership with Google Earth, has prepared a landscape cover feature for the app, that allows us to view exactly how much of the landscape still remains untouched on Earth. This not only tells us the harsh reality of decreasing tree cover but also tells us how much work has to be done, to try and rectify this ever-growing problem.
If you are curious to see this beautifully compiled report, it is available as an add-on layer on the Google Earth web app, and in this tutorial, we will show you how you can enable it.
Step 1. Open the web browser on your computer and head to the Google Earth web app.