Google Maps gets 250,000 mile Street View update

Gerald Lynch Google, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

google_street_view_update-2012.jpgRubbing more salt into Apple Maps’ wounds, Google have revealed a massive update to their Google Maps service today, announcing that they’ve added 250,000 miles worth of new Street View data.

The update includes new street-level views of roads in the UK, US, Singapore, Sweden, Italy and Canada, as well as “special collections” which take you inside some of the world’s greatest landmarks and photography of the globe’s most beautiful locations.

These include the Catherine Palace and Ferapontov monastery in Russia, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan, Stanley Park in Vancouver and Elsinore Castle in Denmark.

iOS 6 users don’t get completely left in the cold though; Street View has been added to Google’s Maps web app, meaning the new locations are accessible through the Safari mobile browser too.

For more info, visit the Google blog.

By Gerald Lynch | October 11th, 2012