Google announced at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday that its Street View service will be available again on Google Maps in India, starting today in 10 cities and the plan is to expand to 50 cities by the end of the year. The company says it will provide users with fresh images licensed from our local partners Genesee International and Tech Mahindra. This is also the first time the company has used data collected entirely by local partners for its Street View feature.
The facility will be available in these 10 cities including Delhi, Mumbai
According to Google, both firms have covered an area of more than 150,000 km in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Nashik, Vadodara, Ahmednagar and Amritsar. The company also said that it has made the Street View API available to local developers to provide a better mapping experience within its apps and services.
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Zoom in on any road
To use the Street View feature, users in India can open Google Maps on their phone or computer, zoom in on a street in any of 10 cities, and then tap on the area they want to view. The company says that Street View will provide information related to local cafes and cultural points of interest, as well as allowing users to check out neighborhoods.