Google lets you explore even more landmarks

Those that use Google Maps know that a part of the service is “Streetview” where you can get onto ground level of a map to see exactly what buildings and landmarks are around. This is useful for locating your destination but few people know that you can use Streetview for more: tours of famous landmarks.

The folks from Mountain View are constantly adding more and more features to Street View and now they’ve added more. Via its Maps blog, Google announced that it’s giving Street View a hefty boost by adding over 1,000 fresh destinations to the mix, noting that the idea is to make it “more comprehensive and useful for you.” There’s new imagery from places in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada and, of course, the US, allowing users to check out sites like the Seville Cathedral (Spain), Bosque de Chapultepec (Mexico), The Mark Twain House (USA) and many, many others. Google’s highlighted some of these new destinations on its website.

According to the site:

Today we’re adding more than 1,000 locations around the world to Google Maps, making it more comprehensive and useful for you. From historical landmarks to sports stadiums, these panoramic photos available via Street View can help you ease into vacation mode with just a few simple clicks. Below are highlights from Asia, Europe, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada that you can use to preview a vacation spot, to plot your next hiking route or just to become an armchair explorer from wherever you may be:

Whether you’re looking up a location for travel, being an armchair tourist or using maps for education you’ve now got access to even more sites and exciting locations.