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Google Maps for Android Receives Biggest Street View Update Ever

Authored by: Steven Blum — Oct 11, 2012

The view from Table Mountain, South Africa (c) Google Maps

Google Maps for Android keeps getting better.

Last time we caught up with the Google Maps team, they were charting the paths of fish and turtles in the Great Barrier Reef. Now, the Street View has released a much bigger update, bringing on-the-ground navigation to over 250,000 miles of roads around the world, as well as a number of famous attractions, including Catherine Palace in Russia, Stanley Park in Vancouver and Fort Canning Park in Singapore. 

It's the biggest Street View update ever, and could help with navigation in remote locals. Countries with increased Street View coverage include Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. Plus Google is launching "special collections" in South Africa, Japan, Spain, France, Brazil and Mexico, among others, guiding you through places like Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africa (pictured above).

You can learn more about Google Maps for Android here.

Source: Gizmodo

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • Steven Blum Oct 11, 2012 Link to comment

    PatPion, thanks for the feedback. I had the great fortune of actually going to Table Mountain a few years back -- it was the most beautiful place I've ever been. You live in an incredible country.

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  • PatPion Oct 11, 2012 Link to comment

    Nice to see a pic of our city featured on your blog! :-D

    Just one thing, that pic is actually taken from the road below Table Mountain, where you get on the cable car to get to the top.

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  • DAVID HAYES Oct 11, 2012 Link to comment

    I don't really use it but it sounds like a major improvement

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