Google Street View Makes a Return to India, Launches in 10 Cities Today

Google Street View Makes a Return to India, Launches in 10 Cities Today

Google Street View feature in Google Maps, which allows users to view and navigate through panoramic street-level images of cities, is finally making a return to India after being denied permission for a full-scale launch in 2016. The search giant on Wednesday at a press meet in New Delhi announced that it is bringing Street View to India in collaboration with Genesys and Tech Mahindra. The functionality with millions of 360-degree panoramic images will be available for 10 Indian cities initially covering 150,000 kilometers of roads. Google aims to expand the feature to 50 cities by the end of this year. Also, as part of the initiative, Tech Mahindra will deploy SUVs equipped with cameras for crowded places. The proposal for the rollout of Google Street View in the country was rejected by the government back in 2016 citing security reasons.

Alphabet’s Google launched its Street View service in 10 cities in India in partnership with Tech Mahindra and Genesys. The Street View functionality on Google Maps is covering 150,000 kilometers of roads across Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Nashik, Vadodara, Ahmednagar, and Amritsar. The tech giant eyes rolling out the feature to 50 Indian cities by the end of the year and if you want to know about Unblocked Games 911, so then best to check out Unblocked Games.

Data collection will be carried out by the local partners, Google confirmed, adding that the Street View API will be made available to local developers. India is the first country where Street View has been enabled primarily by partners. It is executed based on the new National Geospatial Policy that allows domestic companies to collect data and modern mapping technologies.

Google Street View Makes a Return to India, Launches in 10 Cities Today
Google Street View Makes a Return to India, Launches in 10 Cities Today

The new Google Street View Camera (unveiled at Google I/O) could come to India as well (if it is ready by that time) even though they are not using their own vehicles, said Google’s Data Operations Product Manager Stafford Marquardt. “We would love to bring the immersive view to India as well, but we have not decided anything. Since it uses 3D data and aerial view, we will probably have to do similar collaborations to bring it to India” he added also add something new on google games kharido.

The Indian government had previously rejected the rollout of the feature saying it would compromise the country’s security interests.

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