Google Maps just got its ‘biggest ever’ update improving Street View with 250,000 miles of roads

Google Maps just got its ‘biggest ever’ update improving Street View with 250,000 miles of roads
Google Maps has just gotten its ‘biggest ever’ update adding Street View to a whopping 250,000 miles of roads in more than 17 countries. It’s not just roads, but new attractions as well with special places like the Catherine Palace in Russia and Stanley Park in Vancouver that you can now discover as if you were on the spot.

This update follows another recent bump up giving developers access to time zone functionality in the Maps API.

Now, Google is truly becoming the librarian of not only museums and cultural sites, but also of places these days. So even when you can’t afford to travel, Street View is definitely giving you a great look at what you are missing.

source: Google via Engadget

Catherine Palace near Saint Petersburg is one of Street View's new additions.

Catherine Palace near Saint Petersburg is one of Street View's new additions.


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26 Comments

1. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

Google always come up with something great. This is a message for other map companies. Their is nothing like Google Map.

3. No_Nonsense unregistered

Nokia maps.

5. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

dunno why you got thumbed down just for stating nokia maps

6. No_Nonsense unregistered

Nokia always gets thumbs down, mate.

8. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

true, alot of hate on here for competition. well i'll say nokia maps is just as good as google maps,

18. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Nokia maps are best for many Asian countries like India..!

19. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

not just asian country's though, in general nokia maps is on par with google maps

23. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Right.. Google have Street view whereas Nokia have a proper and probably better offline navigation.

25. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

In my case Google Map help me more than Nokia map.

26. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

In my case, vice versa..

11. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

apple is so gonna be pissed right now. I wonder what cook is thinking - if he can think that is. i mean getting rid of google maps? really makes me doubt his intelligence.

15. oying24

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

actually maps cant kill IOS FYI.. if ios maps is annoying,then ios users can alwys use google map or nokia map or bing map or the likes through websites or apps store, And btw, reduce ur ego dude and being a fanboy,, obsession can kill you i swear.. peace,

20. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

im not a fanboy. you dont have to be fanboy to say apple's move of using crappy apple maps and ditching google maps was extremely stupid for the time and not even putting beta over it. and if you can already access them through websites, what was the whole point of making an app for it dufus.

24. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

true..just like Nokia, Apple has it's loyal customers.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

the only thing Google maps lack is database unlike Navteq maps.so hurry up Google & cover the whole world in ur maps.

4. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

well done google

7. Galen20K

Posts: 568; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I applaud you Google, thank you so much for being an actual Innovator in the tech world instead of just "claiming" to be while stifling other more promanant companies with simple litigation. Classy, very classy - D

9. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

calm down they haven't re-invented the wheel, besides this isnt innovation its improvement

10. KickRocks

Posts: 267; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Sorry apple.......GOOGLE is king here! Thats how you update maps for your customers

12. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Eat it apple!

14. Connie.Linghus

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

That's not a very nice statement to write. It really isn't Apple's fault that their mAps' Service is inferior. One can't denegrade an entire flock if you will because they simply insist on misfollowing tyranny. We must continue to support Apple in its' endeavors; for, only with an example of great iNcompetence and great misguiDance, can Google continue to deliver Great Example.

21. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

how diplomatic of you

16. oying24

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

why so much hate buddy?? i bet google company paid you for that words.. loyal fan huh?? amazing..

22. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

google's work is what makes people love them so they dont need money to get people going.

13. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

so how is appl maps doing now???

17. oying24

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

maybe atm apple maps is not that competitive or not that accurate but updates will come anytime soon or idk.. but not a big deal anyway,,can alwys use google map or nokia map.. ^^V

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