Google Adds 130 Cities To Maps, Street View Updated

Today Google updated its Google Maps app, along with Street View, to include 130 more cities and towns across Canada.

Among the update, Google has brought Street View to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. The company modified a snowmobile with cameras to capture slope-level images of many areas on the Whistler Blackcomb mountains.

Some of the other Olympic venues include parts of Whistler Mountain, Whistler Village, the Vancouver Athletes’ Village, and Vancouver’s Stanley Park.

The 360-degree, slope-level imagery of Whistler Mountain is the first collected by the newest experimental Street View system, a snowmobile equipped with state-of-the-art photographic and GPS technology. Winter Games fans, skiers and snowboarders around the world can now pan across several Whistler runs as if they were there, and wind through Whistler Village and Whistler Creekside at the bases of Whistler-Blackcomb mountains. Google collected this imagery in partnership with Whistler Resort Municipality and Whistler Blackcomb Mountains.

The new imagery and other tools are being made available on a new Google website that provides information about the Olympic games in 40 languages.