While still taking its sweet time building a Maps app for iOS, Google is making sure to take care of its own business today by launching the biggest update ever for Street View.
Street View is a five-year-old feature in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views of many streets in the world, and its latest update adds over 250,000 miles of roads from around the globe. Google’s Street View team elaborated on the service’s expansion in a post on the official Lat Long blog:
We’re increasing Street View coverage in Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. And we’re launching special collections in South Africa, Japan, Spain, France, Brazil and Mexico, among others.
Folks can also discover new places, such as Russia’s Catherine Palace and Singapore’s Fort Canning Park, as Google noted, without leaving the comfort of their home. Moreover, Street View is playing with interior footage of significant landmarks by adding imagery for the inside and surroundings of Denmark’s Elsinore Castle. The northeastern castle is called “Kronborg” locally, and it is notably featured in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”.
For more views in the massive update, visit maps.google.com/streetview.