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Google adds 1,001 destinations to Street View; India still missing

Google adds 1,001 destinations to Street View

If you’ve explored a great deal of landscape on Google Street View, here’s a good reason to crawl back to your place in front of your PC, or mobile device. Google has released 1,001 new destinations from across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the US and Canada, to be viewed with Street View – including historical landmarks and sports stadiums.

In a blog post detailing the update, Deanna Yick, Street View Program Manager, shares highlights from the above locations for the viewing pleasure of users.

Among the highlights is Singapore’s wildlife park. Yick says that those keen on exploring this side of Asia can search for Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade and Fullerton Heritage Promenade on Street View. They can also embark upon a virtual adventure to the Singapore Zoo.

The canals in Copenhagen

The canals in Copenhagen

Among Europe’s highlights are the Seville Cathedral in Spain, Royal Opera and Theater Houses.

Users can take a virtual journey to Brazil’s Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida, which Yick describes as the most visited Marian shrine in the world. Other places in Latin America include Brazil’s Vila Belmiro stadium or Valle Nevada Resort in Chile. Newer destinations in the United States include locations like The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford in Connecticut, where one of American literature’s greatest heroes Mark Twain lived. Then there are locations like Isaac Bell House in Newport, Rhode Island, Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia that can be explored on Street View now.

Those looking to explore newer destinations in Canada can visit The Shaw Festival Theatre, Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall, Roy Thomson Hall and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

Inside the Roy Thompson Hall, Canada

Inside the Roy Thompson Hall in Canada

Trying to find locations closer home? Street View imagery is still conspicuous by its absence in India. We reached out to Google, and a company spokesperson told us, “We are in discussion with the various authorities to address their concerns and have stopped our cars. We’re hopeful that we will resolve their concerns, so that the users in India can also benefit from the offering.”