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Google Streetview Now in 50 Countries

April 23, 2013

By Gilbert Falso :: 1:14 PM

Google Maps streetview now available in 50 countries.Google has announced that its Google Maps Streetview feature now includes street level photography for 50 countries across the globe.

With the addition of Hungary and Lesotho (a small, land-locked country surrounded by South Africa), Google’s popular mapping service’s latest update adds 350,000 mile of photographed roads to its database.

Initially launched in 2007 with photography from San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, and Denver, Google Maps quickly added city after to city to its list over the past six years.

The company’s Google Maps blog suggest a few sights from the two new countries on the list:

Earlier this year, Google highlighted the two-year anniversary of the Japan earthquake with maps and Streetview imagery from Namie-machi, a small city in Fukushima Prefecture close to the nuclear power plant that suffered an accident after the quake. Since the quake, over 20,000 townspeople have not been able to return to their homes. Google’s Streetview cameras offered them a glimpse into their abandoned city.