By Michael Oleaga / ( | First Posted: Dec 07, 2012 10:55 PM EST

(Photo : Apple)

An update has been set from Google Maps.

It isn't the highly anticipated Google Maps for iOS 6 - yet, but the update features new maps for 10 European countries.

According to Google, the update has been in development since 2008 under the name "Ground Truth" and involves Andorra, Bulgaria, Estonia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.

"Through this initiative, we acquire high-quality map data from authoritative sources around the world and then apply a mix of advanced algorithms, supplemental data (including satellite, aerial and Street View imagery), and human input to create a map that corresponds as closely as possible to the real-world facts that you'd find if you were to visit that location," posted Google Maps and Google Earth Vice President Brian McClendon on their official blog.

Some of the new map features include the locations not previously found on Google Maps such as Bulgaria's Trakiya motorway, which opened recently, Spain's Museo fel Prado, and Parque del Retiro,

The update now allows Google Maps to cover 40 countries and 27.9 million miles of road, which is the equivalent of 1,120 trips around the globe.

Google encourages people to let them know if a location needs to be updated by visiting "Report a problem."

But the maps app isn't the only app Google updated, but YouTube has seen an update, one that does affect iOS 6 users.

The new version, labeled "Version," is optimized for the iPad and iPhone 5, stream videos with AirPlay, add and remove videos from playlists, clickable links from the video descriptions, and improved accessibility with VoiceOver.

The new YouTube update is compatible for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 3G to 5G, and iPad. It requires iOS 5.0 or later to be installed.

To install the new YouTube app, click here.

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