Street View rolls out nationwide
Google's Street View service has been available in 25 cities in Britain for some time, but the company is about to announce a major expansion - to the entirety of the UK - more than 238,000 miles of road.
In 2006, the Ordnance Survey concluded that the UK has 246,988 miles of road, giving an impressive coverage of 96.36%. Google has managed to send its cars down some of the most remote rural roads in Britain - from Penzance all the way up to the Shetland Islands. And it'll have to do it again in 6 months' time.
Ed Parsons, Google's geospatial technologist, said: "With so many practical applications it's no wonder that over two thirds of people who had tried the service said they would use Street View again" - referring to the legions of people who use the service to househunt and get directions.