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Google Street View is covering a lot of ground. Quite literally, as a recent major update has doubled its worldwide street view coverage. The Google Lat Long blog says that it has updated Street View with 250,000 miles of roads around the world. Now, you can traverse panoramic views of roads and streets around the world from your computer or mobile device before you drive through them.

It’s not mere roads as the routes cut across some of the more famous sights in the world. You can launch Google Maps and virtually visit places like Catherine Palace and Ferapontov monastery in Russia, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan, or Stanley Park in Vancouver. You can even cut through the urban jungle of Singapore’s Fort Canning Park, without bumping into other people, all from the comfort of your chair.

The Google blog gives an idea of the tremendous feat:

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.

In the end, it’s not only about a virtual stroll. With this update, Google Street View and Google Maps have become more powerful planning tools for the person who intends to go from Point A to Point B.

Source: Google Lat Long

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  1. Siddhant Chaurasia
    October 24, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Google has one of the world's best mapping system

  2. Alex Perkins
    October 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I just use maps for finding peoples houses, and looking at mine.

  3. Ishar Jay
    October 14, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Really useful and also it's fun to use.

  4. Alex Downs
    October 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Gotta love Google Maps

  5. Sam Kar
    October 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    When I was in the US I always relied on Google Maps, and Street view.

  6. Dimal Chandrasiri
    October 13, 2012 at 6:26 am

    I hope Sri Lanka would get this too!

  7. Macwitty
    October 13, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Google maps are handy and so the street view
    Still, there is some truth in "people use google maps to look for there own house". What was the first I did after reading this article? yes, checked if my and my friends streets was updated. Anyhow, I'm pleased that Google offer this service

  8. Yudono Ra
    October 13, 2012 at 1:32 am

    more and more i'm loving google map performance

  9. Scott Reyes
    October 13, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Google maps.... well ... I cant say I never use it, but few and far between are the moments where I see anything on streetview

    • Scott
      October 13, 2012 at 12:22 am

      Depends what you're looking for, I guess.

      I've already seen my truck in my driveway on street view.

      And, using the satellite view, I was able to zoom down to the property of a customer of mine (I mow lawns for a living) and see my truck & trailer in their driveway and a yellow-white blob in the back yard -- which was me mowing their lawn on my Cub Cadet ! (Dang ! And here I forgot to wave.)

  10. Scott
    October 13, 2012 at 12:00 am

    It's too bad 'street view' can't be shown in video for some of these more scenic places. (Or can it ? ....No, I don't mean some sort of time-lapse version, but genuine video.) :-)

  11. Yiz Borol
    October 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Not my house though... :(

  12. Edwin Williams
    October 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I love Google Maps! Pretty helpful!

  13. Fred Penner
    October 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Awesome. Some great new Google Street View images showing up here: http://www.streetviewfunny.com

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