Google has announced the launch of Street View as an added feature for Google Maps in the country. The feature has been rolled out for the city of Bengaluru currently, with releases in Hyderabad and Kolkata to follow. The next expansion will take Street View to Ahmednagar, Amritstar, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Nashik, Pune and Vadodara.
Google has partnered with Tech Mahindra for the same. Tech Mahindra licenses street-level imagery to Google for this.
Tech Mahindra will be responsible for GIS (Geographic Information Systems) processes from data creation, resourcing, insights generation, and the actual collection of the street-level imagery.
Miriam Karthika Daniel, VP, Google Maps Experiences, said, "We are pleased to partner with Tech Mahindra, and deeply appreciate their immense efforts toward facilitating the launch of Street View in India. At Google Maps, we have over the past 14 years continued to work on ways to bring helpful, local, and high-quality experiences to people across the nation. This launch is only possible through collaborations with local partners, and we look forward to finding more ways to deliver even more useful features and information on Maps."
Birendra Sen, business head, business process services, Tech Mahindra, said, “Technology is not just the backbone of the global economy, but is also a strategic tool which can turn insights into solutions, uncover trends and predictions, and transform businesses in a sustainable manner. Today, there is an increasing need for technologies that turn insights from GIS into ready products that can be utilised by customers. The GIS industry has only grown manifold with time, owing to increased data availability and the development of smart cities all over the world. In line with this, our partnership with Google is another step toward delivering high-quality and immersive mapping experiences to the people of India.”
Over the past few years, Google and Tech Mahindra have partnered in the areas like Google Cloud, engineering, content management, contact centre operations, and network services among others.