The Mountain View tech giant Google has finally launched the Street View for Google Maps after 11 years of wait. It will be accessible in the 10 Indian cities in partnership with Tech Mahindra and Genesys.
Google Street View for Google Maps:
Google Stree View for Google Maps will allow you to check 360-degree views of streets around the world using photos taken by cruising vehicles but the thing to be noted is that this feature has faced privacy complaints and regulatory scrutiny in many countries.
The Indian launch comes after Google was denied permission at least twice in the last decade by the government over security concerns. Company executives said on Wednesday it was able to meet the regulatory requirements thanks to a new geospatial policy from India last year, which allows foreign map operators to provide panoramic imagery by licensing the data from local partners.
Google has jointly made a partnership with third-party firms for Street View. According to the official Google data, the Street View is live in over 100 countries and territories and has amassed over 220 billion Street View images, the company said earlier this year.
“Starting today, Street View will be available on Google Maps with fresh imagery intensity in India that is covering 150,000 kilometers (93,205 miles) of roads that’s actually been ingested into Google Maps,” said Miriam Karthika Daniel, VP – Maps Experiences at Google, at the event. “So I’m really thrilled about how people will start using Street View and in India and see how we have suddenly changed everyday lives.”
Wednesday’s announcement coincided with a similar feature launch from MapmyIndia (CEIF.NS), which powers Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) maps in the country. It’s Mappls RealView is live across thousands of cities, the company said.