The Indian government has proposed plans of exploring Indian cities, tourist spots, hills and rivers by covering such locations through the Google Street View with certain riders to facilitate a 360 degree, panoramic and street level imagery.The permission is to be granted to the internet services giant to cover most of the Indian Territory excluding sensitive locations like defence installations, nuclear sites and some other high-valued spots. 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.Google Street View, so far, has been extensively used in the U.S., Canada and European countries with limited application in India. It has been launched in some of the tourist sites like Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Varanasi river bank, Nalanda University, Mysore Palace, Thanjavur temple Chinnaswamy stadium besides others in partnership with the Archaeological Society of India.Streets with Street View imagery available are shown as blue lines on Google Maps. Google Street View displays panoramas of stitched images. While most of the photography is done by car, some is done by trekker, tricycle, walking, boat, snowmobile, camel, and underwater apparatus.
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