Google Street View travels to Brazil, Mexican historical sites

Google says it has expanded its imagery for Brazil and included some historical sites for those looking through Mexico Street View photos.

A look at Street View's expansion.
A look at Street View's expansion. Google

Google's Street View is expanding across Brazil and Mexico.

The search giant today announced that its Street View coverage in Brazil now includes "colonial cities like Fortaleza, architecturally compelling cities like Brasilia, and coastal landmarks like Recife, Natal, and Salvador." All told, Street View now lets users comb through more than 70 Brazilian cities.

Google also announced the addition of 30 archaeological sites across Mexico, including the 1,100-year-old Kukulkan's Temple and the pyramids of Teotihuacan.

Google's Street View, which made its name as a service that let users virtually drive down city and suburban streets, has been increasingly expanding its imagery over the last several months. Back in May, in fact, Street View expanded to support 132 world-famous sites . In June, Google announced that Street View was going offline with help from a backpack rig .

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