Google Street View Now Available in 50 Countries
Posted: April 27, 2013 by Maja Johnson
This Tuesday Google announced that they reached the 50th country on their Google Street View by adding images from Hungary in Europe, and Lesotho in South Africa. Google also stated that it made a significant update on the existing countries, making it the largest update of data since the introduction of Google Maps in 2007. The new upload contains images from 350,000 miles through 14 different countries.
Through a display of images of famous and historical places, people now can see the beauties of the newest two editions to Street View, Hungary and Lesotho. In Hungary images show the Hungarian Parliament, the famous Chain Bridge, Szechenyi the largest medicinal bath in Europe, and other historical places like the Buda Castle. Lesotho, which is a country in South Africa located on 1,000 meters above sea level, offers images of beautiful landscape as well as the famous Lesotho Protestant Church.
For all virtual travelers, Google Street View offers new images of the existing countries in Street View, like the Pena National Palace in Portugal, Kilkenny Castle in Ireland, Sha Tin Che Kung Temple in China and many other amazing sights.
Some of these new images have been taken by Google Street View Trike, which is a camera system placed on a bicycle in order to reach destinations that a car cannot.