Google Maps Street View today added imagery for the Seoul and Busan, making it even easier for travelers to plan their next visit to South Korea using Google Maps.
"We're thrilled to release this new street-level imagery and hope it helps tourists -- both real and virtual -- better find their way to Korea's great destinations. We also look forward to bringing more Street View coverage to Korea over the coming year," Sun-Gi Hong, Product Manager, South Korea states.
For example, you can now preview your vacation in Seoul by starting right in Gwanghwamun square. Viewing the surroundings and statue of naval commander Yi Sun-sin provides a sense of the city's unique intersection of modern and traditional.
Gwanghwamun square, Seoul:
Stone Wall of Deoksugung:
Also, Googl Maps today received its second 45° imagery update of 2012 which includes new imagery for 17 U.S. and 7 international locations in Google Maps.
Here is a list of updated cities:
US: Boise/Caldwell, ID; Buffalo, NY; Chattanooga, TN; Cleveland, OH; Denver, CO; Greenville, SC; Houston/Pasadena, TX; Kansas City/Gladstone, MS; Knoxville/Louisville, TN; Memphis/Bartlett, TN; Mobile, AL; Nashville, TN; Pensacola, FL; Racine, WI; Santa Monica, CA; Sarasota/Englewood, FL; Stockton, CA
Europe: Baiona, Spain; Basel, Switzerland; Friedberg, Germany; Mannheim, Germany; Santander, Spain; Ulm, Germany
And, finally, the Google Street View icon "Pegman" looks different for Belgium -- when you move the icon, you'll notice that Pegman got some French fries.
"Occasionally Pegman dresses up for special events and occasions, or is even joined by peg friends in Google Maps. Some of these icons stay in Google Maps for specific locations, such as the skiing Pegman at Whistler Blackcomb Mountain and the penguin for Street View imagery of Half Moon Island, Antarctica," explains Google.
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