Bangalore, July 30 2022: Google Maps has partnered with two Indian companies –Genesys International and TechMahindra to relaunch its StreetView extensions, after a gap of 11 years.
Street View provides 3-D and 360-degree imagery of streets to enhance the navigation experience for users of Google Maps.
Tech Mahindra will be responsible for GIS processes from data creation, resourcing, insights generation, and the actual collection of the street-level imagery. The GIS framework gathers, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of vital datasets used across sectors and industries for cartography, administration, relational database management, programming, and spatial analytics, among others.
The technology with Genesys is now enabling capture of almost 150,000 unique kms of street imaging data. Over the next 12 months the company will work to cover all of urban India street imaging, spanning over a million kilometers, making this the largest street imaging exercise in the country.
Starting today, Street View will be available on Google Maps with fresh imagery licensed from local partners covering over 150,000 km across ten cities in India, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Nashik, Vadodara, Ahmednagar, and Amritsar. Google, Genesys International, and Tech Mahindra plan to expand this to more than 50 cities by the end of 2022. This India launch marks the first time in the world that Street View is being brought to life completely by local partners.
Google had first brought StreetView to India in 2011 –but due to security fears of government, the plan was abandoned.
Today the collection of data for 360 degree and 3-dimensional street views is resuming – but with Indian entities doing the data collection.
Cities is some 80+ countries can be seen in Street View on Google Maps.