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Google Issues Biggest Street View Update Ever

by Todd Haselton | October 11, 2012October 11, 2012 11:30 am PST

Google on Thursday announced its biggest update to its Street View feature of maps ever. The company said it has updated more than 250,000 miles of roads around the world with Street View support and that it has increased the feature’s coverage in Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. Google also said that it’s adding special Street View coverage for locations in South Africa, Japan, Spain, France, Brazil and Mexico. Some of the special coverage includes famous landmarks, such as the Elsinore Castle. Here’s an example from Google:

On the walls of Elsinore Castle, nestled on the northeastern coast Helsingør in Denmark, Bernardo and Francisco uttered the opening words to William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy. The castle known locally as Kronborg and immortalised by Hamlet, provided the setting for the Prince of Denmark to play out his personal battle with madness, grief and searing rage. Today we’re also launching images from inside Kronborg and its surroundings, so you can discover for yourself the inspiration behind Shakespeare’s masterpiece.

[via Google]

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...