Google Street View comes to India, with data from local partners

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Google Street View comes to India, with data from local partners

  • Google has launched 360-degree interactive panorama feature for Indian cities as part of its Street View services aka Project Gullify.

About Google Street View

  • Launched in collaboration with Tech Mahindra and Genesys International.
  • Relaunched a decade after being barred from collecting data for its Street View services.
  • It will begin in 10 Indian cities (including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, etc.).
  • It will be available on Google Maps, with new imagery licensed from local partners.
  • National Geospatial Policy(NGP) requires that all data be collected by local entities.
    • It specifies areas where data can be collected and which cannot, such as government, defense and military areas.


  • Assist users in better understanding road conditions and discovering local businesses.
  • Speed limit data for Bengaluru and Chandigarh and road congestion data for 9 cities.
  • Environmental insights explorer tool will help planners to understand how to reduce emissions in cities.
  • It will display localised street-level Air Quality Index (AQI) numbers.
  • Aid in infrastructure planning

Prelims take away

  • Google Street View
  • Air Quality Index (AQI)
  • National Geospatial Policy(NGP)
  • Project Gullify.