Google Maps Brings Street View To India

Google Street View will now be available in Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, Ahmednagar, and Amritsar and many more.

It is worth noting that Indian government previously denied permission to begin Street View

MapmyIndia has also revealed the introduction the 360 degree Panoramic Street View & 3D Metaverse Maps Service on Wednesday.

Google Maps on Wednesday (July 27) announced the launch of its Street View service in 10 important Indian cities in partnership together with Genesys International Corporation and Tech Mahindra.

Google Street View will now be accessible across Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, Ahmednagar, and Amritsar as well as other. The three companies plan to add 50 additional cities before the year’s end.

The India launch is the first time where Street View is made fully available by local partners Google announced in a press release.

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It is important to remember this fact that Indian government had denied authorization to begin Street View numerous times in the past.

After this launch Miriam Karthika Daniel, the VP of Google Maps Experiences said that Google remains determined to work with local organizations as well as with the government to bring additional useful features and data on Maps.

We intend to continue to conduct this in a responsible manner to provide accurate, genuine and reliable information to be provided, said Daniel. We anticipate extending our expertise and technology for the community.

Ravikanthe Gowda, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Bengaluru stated that the traffic control department of Bengaluru has launched a pilot project in conjunction with Google to improve the traffic light setup to cut down on traffic signal waiting times for commuters. The pilot resulted in a reduction in wait times by 20% for drivers who passes through the intersection pilot during the day, he claimed.

“We are thrilled about the positive effect this will bring about a reduction in traffic congestion as well as road rage, energy consumption in addition to greenhouse gases emissions. This is evidence of the transformative impact that the fusion of tech companies and government agencies such as Google will have on the people’s lives,” He added.

Street View can help people navigate and explore locations around the world via their phones or laptops, in a more visually appealing and accurate manner, giving the user to experience a better experience.

Additionally, Google said that the Street View APIs will also be accessible for developers in the local area, which will allow them to create more immersive mapping experiences through their applications.

“In the same vein our relationship with Google is yet another step in the direction of providing top-quality and immersive map experiences to people in India,” said Birendra Sen Business Director, Business Process Services, Tech Mahindra.

In the meantime, MapmyIndia, India’s digital products and maps, as well as platforms company, launched its new 360-degree Panoramic Street View and 3D Metaverse Maps Service called Mappls RealView on Wednesday.

MapmyIndia stated they Mappls RealView will cover thousands of kilometres of cities and metropolitan areas like Greater Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi NCR, Goa, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and many more towns.

The government has introduced numerous policy adjustments in the past to allow the convenience of Indian companies offering navigation and digital mapping services. In recent times, the guidelines were modified to permit private companies to design different maps with no government approval.

In the meantime, drone-related policies for different sectors as well as a general increase in spacetech have opened up the geospatial sector further.

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In the midst of a wave, MapmyIndia was added in the Indian exchange in December 2021.

According to an report The digital map market is predicted to reach the worth of $1.4 Billion, with an annual rate of growth (CAGR) at 15.7 percent between 2022 and 2032.



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