Google has updated its Street view data that is its biggest one yet that includes an additional 250, 000 miles of road worldwide as well as doubling the amount of special collections. The announcement was made on Google’s blog by Street View Program Manager Ulf Spitzer.
Street View coverage has been increased in places that include Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. Other places of interest that have been added include tourist attractions like “Catherine Palace and Ferapontov monastery in Russia, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan, or Stanley Park in Vancouver”.
It seems that the significant update couldn’t have come at a better time for Google with Apple having come under heavy criticism for its own mapping solution with the release of iOS6.