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Google Street View Receives ''Biggest Update Ever''

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A massive 250,000 miles of road introduced with update.

Google has announced the release of the "biggest update ever" for its Google Maps' Street View service.

Street View program manager Ulf Spitzer confirmed that the service now contains an additional 250,000 miles of road, which equates to traveling ten times around the Earth, in more than 17 countries including the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom and Sweden.

Some of the new areas that have received Street View support are Catherine Palace, Russia; the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taiwan; and Stanley Park, Vancouver.

As for the update benefiting developers, Google has added time-zone functionality to the Maps API, which allows for better locally focused features.

Google Maps for mobile browsers, meanwhile, was updated last week for iOS in particular to include Street View support.

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    jaber2 , October 11, 2012 10:13 PM
    No if they would only update the street view of my house, I had the cover up while recharging the batter in my car, it looks like white trash.
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    nightbird321 , October 11, 2012 11:13 PM
    Now, if any of this was done by a self-driving car that'd be cool.
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    DeadNetwork , October 12, 2012 2:17 AM
    Followed a street view car about a month ago! We'll see if I make it to the internet!
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    techcurious , October 12, 2012 3:39 AM
    DeadNetworkFollowed a street view car about a month ago! We'll see if I make it to the internet!

    good luck getting that "smudge" off your face though! :p 
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    pliskin1 , October 12, 2012 5:13 AM
    pliskin1n]nightbird321Now, if any of this was done by a self-driving car that'd be cool.[/citation]
    It probably was.
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    freggo , October 12, 2012 12:13 PM
    jaber2No if they would only update the street view of my house, I had the cover up while recharging the batter in my car, it looks like white trash.



    Hehe, my place is under a tent as we just had the Anti-Bug brigade over :-)
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    g00fysmiley , October 12, 2012 12:36 PM
    the street view of my place has the old residence living there... i bought the house 2 years ago and it was vacant for almost 3 years before that, plus i have removed alot of the trees in the front and done some painting. and driveway work.. logn story short if you look at the street veiw you will not think you are at the right house
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    abbadon_34 , October 14, 2012 6:03 AM
    there best move was buy this whole thing from NASA ( WorldWind ) who would have guessed
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