Thursday, 11 October 2012

Google updates street view

Google said today that it has rolled out the "biggest update ever" to its Street View service.The street-level image service that allows users to travel around the world from the comfort of their cushy homes and offices now extends to far reaches of the world previously not seen on the Google service.
Street View program manager Ulf Spitzer explains that the service now has an additional 250,000 miles of road -- or ten times around the Earth -- in more than 17 countries, such as the U.S., the U.K., Italy, and Sweden.Some of the new places include Catherine Palace, Russia, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taiwan, and Stanley Park, Vancouver.For developers, Google has added time-zone functionality to the Maps API allowing for greater local focus features,

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