Google has updated the imagery for Street View in 13 of their Street View countries, making for the biggest update of this kind. Images for places in Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom have been updated (I notice Germany is noticeably absent) with new high-res panoramic images.
Street view is fun to play with on a computer or Android device. The above image is where the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Horn of Africa meet at Cape Agulhas, South Africa. I'll likely never be able to find the time or money to get there, but I can at least imagine I were there right from my Android phone. Using Street View is easy as pie. Make sure you have it installed (we've got a download link after the break), open Google Maps and find a location then zoom in close enough to see its pop-up description. Then click the arrow on the description and choose Street View. It's a 360-degree view, so be sure to use your fingers to rotate around, and you can drag your "pin" along roads and paths. Not every place will have Street View enabled, so move your map pin around a bit until you pick one up. Google has a few great suggestions (including Cape Agulhas) at the source link, be sure to check them out!
Source: Google Lat-Long blog
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