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.