Igaliku home featured in the New Google Earth

Igaliku home featured in the New Google Earth

Google introduced a brand-new version of Google Earth - on the web and Android - earlier this week. The new Earth has major visual and functional upgrades two years in the making, which according to Google ‘allow you to see the world and learn about how it all fits together.’

One of the features is the Home Project, which enables you to zoom all the way in from outer space and enter people’s homes virtually on every corner of the earth. It is Malene Egede from Igaliku, South Greenland, who is the star of this story. The story and images reveals what life is like in an isolated sheep farm area in Southern Greenland.

Since 2014, Asiaq, with financial support from Visit Greenland and Air Greenland have cooperated with Google to map towns and settlements throughout Greenland using the Google Street View Trekker, a system with cameras that shoot in all directions. To date, Asiaq, with good help from many volunteers, has mapped 44 towns and settlements in Greenland, including this spectacular feature which shows Melene Egede’s farmhouse in Igaliko.

Malene Egede featured at This Is My Home, Google Earth