Google Street View now available in India
Google Street View will be available in 50 cities by the end of 2022.
Google is set to launch the Street View feature in India. This service, which is part of Google Maps, will be first introduced in 10 cities.
At present, Google Street View is available in Bangalore as part of a pilot project. Soon, the feature will be available in Hyderabad and Kolkata. Later, Google will add Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Vadodara, Ahmednagar and Amritsar.
Google Street View was banned by the government of India citing security concerns. However, under the new National Geospatial Policy, 2021, local companies can collect such data and license it out to foreign companies, paving the way for Google to introduce the feature in India. This time, the company has partnered with Genesys International and Tech Mahindra.
In the initial phase, Street View will cover 1.50 lakh km across 10 cities. By the end of this year, the company plans to expand the service to 50 cities, covering almost 10 lakh km.
Google Street View offers high-definition 360-degree views of streets, tourist spots, etc. It uses panoramic and street-level 3D imagery.
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