Google Maps gets its biggest update to Street View data

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Google has just rolled out its biggest ever update to Street View data on the Google Maps platform.

The timing is good as the company is facing competition from Nokia in this segment of the market.

The company said that with this update they are: “doubling our number of special collections and updating over 250,000 miles of roads around the world. 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.”

Of course, India is missing from the list. Google tried starting their Street View project in the city of Bangalore but was blocked by the local law enforcement authorities.

Google recently updated their mobile web app and the same street view data is also available on smartphones.