Google’s main weapon against Apple in the mapping battle (aside from, you know… Experience) is its pioneering Street View. The company has been working its staff day and night to bring that feature to the mobile web version of Google Maps, but it’s still had time to fire off a massive update at the same time.
“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.”
That’s word from Street View’s Manager Ulf Spitzer, who has announced that Google has updated some 250,000 miles of Street View coverage around the world.
On top of that, the big G has doubled the amount of ‘special collection’ data that goes into bringing Street View access to special places of interest. All told, it’s an impressive update to an already mind-bogglingly ambitious project, and one that only further’s Google’s lead in the mapping wars.
Source: The Next Web