Few months back, we heard rumours of Google Street view arriving in India. But, it turned out to be just a rumour. Come today (27 May), you will see that rumour come true. Yes, starting first with Bangalore (or Bengaluru), Google is bringing its street view platform to India.
Street view, as the name itself tells, provides street level imagery for users to explore for fun, or use them during their navigation. This also means that Google Maps Navigation is eventually destined for India, when, only time will tell.
Why Bangalore first? you may ask. Google says that since Bangalore is the current IT Hub of India, techies there can use this feature for their benefit. If this is the reason, you can almost guess that the next city in their radar will be Hyderabad, followed by other Metro’s. You can see where Google cars are currently on duty in Indian street’s by visiting this page.
So the next time you see a Google labelled cars with camera’s on its top on your streets in Bangalore, be informed that it is capturing a 360 degree view of your street, including the adjacent buildings, cars and people.
Ohh, and please don’t wave your hands and go mad at the camera like you do in a cricket stadium. Your face will be automatically blurred.