Today Google announced its biggest update to its Street View service. They’ve added over 250,000 miles of road, in more than 17 countries.

Some of the new places include Catherine Palace, Russia, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taiwan, and Stanley Park, Vancouver.

For developers, Google has added time-zone functionality to the Maps API allowing for greater local focus features, particularly for businesses that offer services in various countries.

The update has been available on the web version since last week and updates to their smartphone apps will be coming soon.

Source: CNet