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Google unveils Street View beyond monuments

  • Google has launched
    its Street View app in India,
    which gives users glimpses of the country’s streets, the
    Hindu BusinessLine reported.
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  • While the world’s
    largest online search company is yet to get clearance from the Home Ministry to

    • Google has launched
      its Street View app in India,
      which gives users glimpses of the country’s streets, the
      Hindu BusinessLine reported.
    •  
    • While the world’s
      largest online search company is yet to get clearance from the Home Ministry to
      launch its cars and bikes fitted with cameras to collect imagery of Indian
      streets, Google is currently trying to provide the same experience with
      user-generated content.
    •  
    • Google’s new Street
      View app now lets anyone see thousands of locations in India by
      integrating user-generated Photo Sphere and popular sites, for which the
      company partnered with Archeological Survey of India.
    •  
    • In September, Google
      launched its Street View app globally to let people explore collections of
      360-degree panorama photos of locations (both interior and exterior), and make
      their own contributions to public photo galleries.
    •  
    • The app also lets
      users snap 360-degree ‘spherical’ photos directly from their Android phone or
      iPhone. They can then geotag the images and upload them directly to Google
      Maps. Other users can then view those images when they tap on a map location
      within the app.
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    • To avoid coming under
      government scrutiny, the Street View website in India shows only historical sites,
      for which Google has permission from the government. However, using their
      mobile app, one can search even for specific non-touristy areas such as Lajpat
      Nagar in New Delhi
      to Chembur in Mumbai.
    •  
    • The service was all
      set to launch back in 2011 when a BJP MLA B N Vijayakumar from Bengaluru raised
      objections, terming it a serious security threat to the IT industry and
      establishments such as ISRO and HAL.

     

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