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Google has recently launched it’s Google Map feature called Street view in India.

Google has recently relaunched the popular Google Map feature “Street View” in India. The Street View feature enables users to explore 360 degree panoramic street level images. Presently the feature is available in 10 cities across India which are Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Nashik, Pune, Vadodara, Ahmednagar and Amritsar. The company said that it plans to roll it out in 50 cities by the end of 2022.

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First launched in 2007, the Street view was first introduced in India in 2011 but it could not get permission from the government over security reasons. Google has partnered with Genesis International, a company that specializes in geospatial services and mapping and Tech Mahindra for collection of data for street view. Google has announced that it has already collected street view images for 1,50,000 Km of streets in India.

Another map service provider in India Mapmyindia also recently launched it’s Mapple Realview service which provides 3D views of highways, roads, tourist locations, residential societies and office complexes.

How to use Street view on Google Map?

  • On your Android mobile or tablet, open Google Map app.
  • Search for a place or drop a pin or tap on a place marker on the map. To drop a pin touch and hold a place.
  • At the bottom, tap the place name or address.
  • Scroll and select the photo labelled ‘Street View’ or select the thumbnail with a Street View icon 360 photo.
  • Alternatively in the Google Map app, at the top you can tap layers->street view.
  • Blue lines on the Map indicate Street View coverage. Tap on any blue line to enter Street View.
  • To look around in Street View, drag your finger on the screen or tap the compass.
  • To move, tap the arrows or double-tap the image in the direction that you want to go.
  • To see a wider view and change to landscape mode, turn your device sideways.
  • To zoom in or zoom out, pinch open or close on the screen.

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