Google Maps Doubles Street View Coverage

December 10th, 2008 at 12:00 am
 


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Google Maps has made their largest Street View launch this year, effectively doubling their coverage in a single release.

Conveniently after redesigning the interface for the popular mapping service, Google has now release a nearly complete view of all the streets in the US. The massive release drastically changed the Street View Coverage map.  

Today marks our biggest launch of Street View imagery to date: we’re doubling our coverage in the United States. Several states — Maine, West Virginia, North Dakota, and South Dakota — will be getting the Street View treatment for the first time. We’ve also added imagery for Memphis, Charleston (SC), and Birmingham, and we’ve filled in lots of gaps across the country. [GoogleBlog]

Street View has come a really long way since the beginning of this year starting with coverage of only 23 cities in the US.  Over the past 12 months, Street View has constantly expanded its reach and has now nearly completed photographing all the streets of the United States.  Moreover, Stret View has also gone international and has photographed the streets of France, Japan, Australia, Spain, Italy, and New Zealand.

Street View has a simple goal and at least for the US, they’re getting close to it: photograph all the world’s streets.