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Google Rolls Out Massive Street View Update

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Google Maps navigationGoogle has started rolling out its biggest update to Street View ever, updating 250,000 miles of roads.

As well as updating hundreds of thousands of miles of roads, Google has doubled its special collections, adding indoor views of places such as Elsinore Castle in Denmark, and has announced that it's increasing Street View coverage in a number of areas.

"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," Google announced in a blog post.

Although this massive Street View update comes amidst Apple's iOS 6 mapping dramas, even those who upgraded to Apple's latest mobile operating system can take advantage of Google's new Street View features. It's accessible via Google's web application, so iDevice owners can simply point their web browsers to maps.google.com.

Google has been busy updating Google Maps recently, as it rolled out "the ocean collection" just a couple weeks ago, enabling users to explore six of the world's most beautiful underwater spots, including coral reefs and their inhabitants in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii.

This article was originally published on the Inquirer.


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