Google Launches Biggest-Ever Update To Street ViewBy: Chris Crum - April 23, 2013
Google announced today that it has added its 50th country to Street View with the addition of imagery from Hungary and Lesotho.
In addition to the two new countries, Google is expanding its Street View imagery in Poland and Romania, among other locations – nearly 350,000 miles of roads across 14 countries. This happens to be the largest single update Google has ever made to Street View.
“We’re also refreshing and expanding existing Street View coverage in France, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore and Thailand,” says Street View product manager Ulf Spitzer. “And, we’ve added new special collections of a host of picturesque spots—using our Street View Trike technology — that include Portugal’s Pena National Palace, or the Sha Tin Che Kung Temple in Hong Kong or the Kilkenny Castle in Ireland.”
“From the first handful of U.S. cities, to the now thousands of cities and villages worldwide, we’ve spent the past six years updating Google Maps for you,” he adds. “From Antarctica to Australia, from South Korea to South Africa, from the snow-capped peaks of Everest to the Great Barrier Reef, you can navigate more than 5 million miles of the world, without ever leaving home.”
Let’s take a look at some of the new imagery: