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Google Street View is now available in India! Here's how to use it

 

Google Street View, a feature of Google Maps that allows users to view and navigate around panoramic street-level photographs of cities, is finally making comeback to India after being denied permission for a full-scale rollout in 2016. At a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, the search engine giant announced that Street View would be expanding to India in collaboration with Genesys and Tech Mahindra. The feature with millions of 360-degree panoramic photographs would be offered for 10 Indian cities, initially covering 150,000 kilometres of roadways. Google aims to roll out the feature in 50 more cities by the end of this year. Currently, Street View will be available in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Nashik, Vadodara, Ahmednagar, and Amritsar.

 

On Google Maps, you may access Street View by zooming onto a road in any of the target cities and choosing the region you want to see. Local eateries, cultural places, or the neighbourhood will be displayed. It is said to also offer data on surface temperature with the aid of the Google Earth engine.

 

Google's Data Operations Product Manager Stafford Marquardt said that the new Google Street View Camera could also come to India Although we haven't made a decision, we would love to bring an immersive vision to India. To bring it to India, we will definitely need to work with similar partnerships since it involves 3D data and an aerial view, he continued.

 

Google also announced its collaboration with regional government agencies to improve traffic flow and implement road safety measures. Starting with Bengaluru and Chandigarh, Google Maps will display speed restriction information supplied by the traffic authorities to encourage safe driving. Google is collaborating with the traffic police in Bengaluru to optimise the timing of the traffic lights with the goal of reducing carbon emissions, wait times at junctions, and traffic congestion.

 

 

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