Google updates Street View with more roads and popular landmarks
Santa Clara, CA, United States (4E) – Google updated its popular Street View feature and added 250,000 miles of new road and landmarks for users. Google Street View announced that the updated miles span 17 countries.
Aside from the thousands of additional miles added, the updates also include 360-degree views of popular destinations such as Russia’s Catherine Palace, Taiwan’s Taroko National Park, and even NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
“You can now explore new places directly in Google Maps, including parks, city centres, castles and tourist attractions like Catherine Palace and Ferapontov Monastery in Russia, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan, or Stanley Park in Vancouver,” Google Street View Program Manager Ulf Spitzer stated on a Google Maps blog post.
Included in Google Street View’s update are more road views of Singapore, Macau, Thailand, Sweden, Taiwan, Denmark, Italy, Canada, Norway and the United States.
Google has big plans. The search giant plans to add a 3D feature for Google Earth and just last month added glimpses of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Apple recently dropped Google as its primary map and location tool in favor of its own homebrew app called Apple Maps. Apple Maps is universally panned by critics and users because of its many errors and bugs.