The feature enables users to view an area through 360-degree panoramic street-level images
Alphabet Inc's Google Maps has rolled out its street view service in 10 cities in India. This is in partnership with Genesys and Tech Mahindra. The Indian government had previously rejected the feature's rollout, which shows panoramic images of roads and other sites. The rollout was denied due to security reasons, according to local media. Data collection was entirely done by the local partners, Google said on Wednesday, adding that the service will be available in 50 Indian cities by the end of this year.
The Google Maps feature enables users to view an area through 360-degree panoramic street-level images. This feature is relaunched in India roughly six years after it was initially rejected, citing national security concerns. The company expects to launch the feature in 50 Indian cities by the end of the year. This is the first time Google executives said at a press briefing in New Delhi Wednesday that Google has partnered with third-party firms for Street View. Unveiled 15 years ago, Street View is live in over 100 countries and territories and has amassed over 220 billion Street View images; the company said earlier this year.