Google Adds 1,000 More Famous Global Locations to Street View Maps
Google's Street View image collection is growing again, with the addition of photos from another 1,000 locations around the world.Google has again expanded its Street View image collection of photographs from around the world, this time with spectacular new images of famous destinations in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the United States and Canada. The images are being provided to offer more information to viewers as they plan vacations or simply explore the world from their Web browsers, according to a June 13 post by Street View Program Manager Deanna Yick on the Google Lat Long Blog. Today we're adding more than 1,000 locations around the world to Google Maps, making it more comprehensive and useful for you," wrote Yick. "From historical landmarks to sports stadiums, these panoramic photos available via Street View can help you ease into vacation mode with just a few simple clicks." For armchair travelers of the United States, there are new images of some of the nation's historic landmarks, including The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Conn., where one of America’s greatest authors and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Also included in the expanded collections are images of the Isaac Bell House in Newport, R.I., which was built in 1883 for the famous cotton broker and investor; and the Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia, which has guarded the Chesapeake Bay since 1792, wrote Yick.
In Canada, Street View explorers who love the theater arts can now see images of The Shaw Festival Theatre, Edmonton's Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall, Roy Thomson Hall and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, home of the Canadian Opera Company, wrote Yick.