Drop A Pin, Tell A Story With Google's New 'Tour Builder' Tool

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Google's new Tour Builder feature lets users map out stories using dropped pins. 

Today Google launched a new experimental feature for crafting and sharing stories using Google Earth. Released in honor of Veteran's Day, Tour Builder—which requires both the Google Earth plug-in and a Google account—allows users to create a virtual tour using photos, descriptions and mapped points (or pinned locations). 

The United Service Organizations and United States veterans have already added their own tours, though the company hopes others—such as touring musicians and educators—will find broader uses for the tool. 

Image courtesy of Google.