Google Maps Grows by 1,001 Destinations, All with Street View
Whether this update was planned all along or falls into the "tit-for-tat" category, Google's expansion follows a massive update by Microsoft to Bing Maps, in which 270 terabytes (the equivalent of 100,000 DVDs) of "Bird's Eye" imagery was added. Bird's Eye imagery is captured at a 45-degree angle from low-flying aircraft.
In a blog post announcing the new Street View data, Google highlighted locales from around the world, including Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and here in the U.S.
"Whether you’re hitting the slopes in South America or soaking up the summer sunshine north of the equator, we hope you enjoy exploring the world!," Google said.