Besides you and me, many others reported that the new version doesn't run in Chromium. There was lot of complaining on reddit and hacker news when it happened in April 2017.
I found this Google Earth blog post from October 2017. They're porting the new Google Earth from their old binaries-on-the-web scheme, Native Client, to the newer standard WebAssembly....
Finding the photos like old Google Maps
Here is a gif to illustrate how to view the photos:
Finding the Lat and Long - Updated Answer at Bottom
To get the lat and long it is a little more complicated. Look at the URL. The one shown in the gif above has the following URL:
I would like to note that the depths in the Raster Nautical Charts posted by user54863 appear to be in fathoms.
When you hover your mouse over a location on the map, then the elevation is given in meters in the bottom left. This elevation in meters is about double the depths shown on the charts, suggesting the latter are in fathoms.
Google Maps shows altitude data when searching for walking or cycling routes.
If your purpose is to check out the difficulty of a route, or check the altitude difference between two points it's quite straight away.
Altitude is elevation above sea level. You can use the Google Elevation API to integrate this information into a map.
What Can You Do With the Elevation API?
The Elevation API provides elevation data for all locations on the surface of the earth, including depth locations on the ocean floor (which return negative values). In those cases where Google ...
Here's some info from the first article on using Place Search:
The Google Places API allows you to query for place information on a