Google has been making a lot of changes and bringing a lot of new features since Larry Page took over the post of CEO. They’ve been everywhere, spreading like a plague, but in a good way. I’m sure you’ve heard of the Google Street View feature in Google Maps that gives you more details by using live pictures of the streets and alleys. Google announced that they’ll be bringing those Street View cars and trikes to India in the coming weeks and will be collecting images of famous tourist places.
Google Street View helps tourist to know more about a certain place without actually having to go visit. Although that is not really called tourism, but it does help those unable to visit such locations by presenting them with pictures. There’s a whole section that speaks about the advantages of Google’s Street View for both users and businesses.
Currently, Google’s Street View Team, are driving and cycling around Bangalore taking pictures of some famous places around Bangalore. Soon they’ll be covering a lot more locations in India, some of which are pointed out in the Map below. Google Street View in India will be something to keep an eye out for. If you happen to be in the way of one of those Google Street View vehicles then maybe you’d be featured in one of those maps to be uploaded.
Google India wrote on their blog;
Imagine being able to take a tour of the streets of Bangalore from anywhere in the world. Starting today, we are going to drive our Street View cars in Bangalore. 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.
Have you ever used Google Street View? I think it’s a wonderful idea and I do use it a lot to check out places that I’d love to visit. Google Street View is currently available in 27 countries around the world and soon India will become part of it too.