Google launches massive update for Street View

Google added Street View features for users who access Google Maps via their mobile web browser last week. Today, all those users, and indeed anyone who use Google Maps, will have some new things to look at today in Street View.

In a post on the official Google Maps blog, the company announced that it has completed a huge update of images for the ground level Street View feature. Google said that it has added new images from over 250,000 miles of roads around the world. The blog states, "We’re increasing Street View coverage in Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada."

In addition, the Street View feature has also doubled the number of its "special collections". These are well know destinations and landmarks around the world where people can "tour" virtually inside in the privacy of their own home. Google says the new special locations can be found in the Street View maps of, among other countries, South Africa, Japan, Spain, France, Brazil and Mexico. Google spotlighted one of those destinations in his blog today; Elsinore Castle in Denmark where William Shakespeare set perhaps his greatest play, Hamlet.

Source: Google Maps blog | Image via Google

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about 3 months ago I met the Google street view car in a very remote part of my town. Yet that part of the town has not showed up on street view yet

Will never see my house on streeview, because we live on a private road.

But if I wanted to see my house, I'd walk outside

I saw the Google Maps car yesterday in London, Ontario so they may be updating that area sometime in the future

Still have ancient pics from 08, looks like they were taken with a basic camera phone, and all the major roadway street views have a smashed up bug/smears on the images. Time to get cracking google.

It took about 3-4 months from the time I waved at the Google car driving in front of my house (saw it go by 2 times) for the image to show up on Google street view.

They are just trying to get into your wireless router...

Lexcyn said,
I've been seeing the streetview car all summer but our pictures are still from 2008.

Yawn. I my house is still not showing up in the right spot. Maybe I should move my house down the street 2000 feet... GOOLEMAPSGATE!

Enron said,
Mine hasn't.. still the same old image from 4 years ago and the satellite image is even older.

Worst here. My house is not even built, the image is from 2006.

Fer63 said,

Worst here. My house is not even built, the image is from 2006.

There is a report a problem link, I messaged them about a missing part of my road, didn't take long for it to be sorted

DARKFiB3R said,

There is a report a problem link, I messaged them about a missing part of my road, didn't take long for it to be sorted

They're very quick... had 8 local errors resolved in 2 weeks ;-)