STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

3D Panoramic View of Indian Cities, Tourists Spots Likely Soon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Google headquarters during his tour to the US beginning tomorrow.

Published: 22nd September 2015 07:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2015 07:13 PM   |  A+A-

google reuters
By PTI

NEW DELHI: Indian cities, tourists spots, hills and rivers could be explored soon through 360-degree, panoramic and street-level imagery as the government plans to allow Google to cover such locations through the Google Street View with certain riders.

Except sensitive locations like defence installations, nuclear sites and some other high-valued spots, permission is expected to be given to the internet services giant to cover most of the Indian territory through the Google Street View.

A formal communication is likely to be conveyed to the Google after detailed deliberations by the top officials of the Ministries of Defence, Home, External officials and the Prime Minister's office, official sources said today.

Google Street View explores places around the world through 360-degree, panoramic and street-level 3D imagery. Everything taken under it posted online.

It has been extensively used in the United States, Canada and many European countries, its applications in India have been limited so far.

Google has launched Street View in some of the tourist sites like Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Varanasi riverbank, Nalanda University, Mysore Palace, Thanjavur temple Chinnaswamy stadium besides others in partnership with the Archaeological Society of India.

Indian security establishment is wary of allowing such image-capturing given that planning for the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai is believed to have involved photographic reconnaissance of targets by Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley.

Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world.

It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide. Streets with Street View imagery available are shown as blue lines on Google Maps.

Google Street View displays panoramas of stitched images.Most photography is done by car, but some is done by trekker, tricycle, walking, boat, snowmobile, camel, and underwater apparatus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Google headquarters during his tour to the US beginning tomorrow.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp