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Google Gives Street View A 250K-Mile Update Across 17+ Countries, Its Biggest Update Ever; Maps API Now Features Time Zones

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http://techcrunch.com – Google is continuing to gain points on the mapping front, today launching yet more features for the product at a time when Apple’s offering continues to appear weak by comparison. Today it announced that it has given Street View, which lets users see photographic images of particular locations, its biggest update yet, covering 250,000 miles of roads across more than 17 countries. The news follows another update from a little earlier in which Google added time zone functionality into its Maps API, giving the service even more local focus, and boosting its profile with developers aiming at (IT news)