Yesterday, Google officially announced an expansion of their Street View initiative that now covers a good portion of the continental United States. In about 12 months, the team at Google Maps have successfully taken images of major streets and roads in many major cities across America. The image above shows Street View coverage before and after yesterday’s announcement. As you can see, just about the entire southeast portion of the US is finished (that in itself is impressive) and only sections of the Midwest are left out of the Street View picture.

I wonder how much longer until they can really say that they’ve traveled the entire US.