Google Street View Project in India, Launched in Bangalore

Google LogoGoogle started driving their streetview cars in Banglore??? Yes!!! Google launched its “Street View” project in India by gathering data in the southern city of Bangalore aiming to collect panoramic images of the vast country ranging from its palaces to its slums.

Google Maps Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree street level imagery. It provides panoramic views from various positions along many streets in the world. You can check out restaurants, visit neighborhoods, or plan your next trip.

google trike, coming to Bangalore

In addition to the Street View cars, the Google Trike — a specially designed three-wheel pedi-cab with a camera system mounted on top — will start gathering images from select locations in and around Bangalore, such as the Nrityagram Dance Village over the next few weeks.

Once the collection process is complete, Street View will be available in Bangalore on Google Maps, allowing users all around the world to access street-level imagery and virtually explore various streets in Bangalore. It will be as good as walking down the street from the comfort of your desktop or mobile device!

[advt]Google Maps Street View was launched on May 25, 2007, originally only in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to more than 27 countries. The Trike has already collected imagery from dozens of famous places around the world, including Stonehengein the UK, Colosseum in Rome or Legoland in California.

Google India chief Vinay Goel told reporters in Bangalore:

“Street View is designed to comply with all local laws including those related to security and privacy in India. The programme, which allows computer users to simulate walking down streets and around corners, would be useful for “urban development planners, law enforcement agencies, house-hunters, and travellers”. Detailed images of Bangalore, which are being collected by special cameras mounted on cars and tricycles, would be made accessible once the data had been processed. In India too, we are planning to collect images of important monuments and tourist spots after getting necessary sanction from the authorities”

A Google spokeswomen told:

“We have got permission from Bangalore police, and are in touch with state and central governments. We want to map all of the city, but anyone can complain if they are unhappy about coverage.”

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