Google today announced a major update to its Maps service for desktop which brings back the virtual guide Pegman in for Street View and introduces Earth Tour feature amongst other updates. This update brings another significant set of changes to the all new Maps that Google had introduced earlier this year. In addition to the desktop updates, Google has also added live traffic information from Waze, a company it acquired earlier this year, for navigation both on desktop and mobile.
Like we reported yesterday, Google has launched Street View for 100 heritage monuments in India. So instead of adding streets and nooks and corners of cities on Street View, the company has collaborated with Archeological Survey of India and the Ministry of Culture to add these 100 historical sites on the Street View. Now Google Maps users can view 360 degree panoramic imagery of any of these Indian heritage sites including the Taj Mahal, Charminar, Khajurao and the Ajanta and Ellora Caves amongst many others. The company has announced the availability of Street View for the monuments in India at an event held at one of the heritage sites the Qutub Minar in Delhi.
Google will officially launch Street View in India tomorrow albeit with a caveat. Instead of launching Street View of regular roads and localities, it will be limited to 100 monuments in India that people will be able to visit virtually from their PCs. Earlier in July, we had reported about Google's Street View team hitting the Charminar in Hyderabad.
From the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Burj Khalifa in Dubai to Mt. Fuji in Japan, Google s Street View teams go around world mapping iconic places so you can visit them from the comfort of your couch. Now this world-trotting team has made a brief stop at Hyderabad to climb and capture the sights of the iconic Charminar.
After mapping streets and iconic monuments like the Eiffel Tower and the Burj Khalifa, Google s Street View team has now traversed one of world s most famous mountains Mt. Fuji. The Japan-based Street View team traversed 3,776 meters to click 360 degree panoramas from the top of the UNESCO world heritage site.
After bringing views from the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, to our computers, Google s adventure-loving Street View team is at it again. This time it has scaled a monument that held the title of the tallest structure in the world for more than 40 years the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Is experiencing the magical world of Harry Potter through books, movies and video games just not enough? How would you like to walk in the lanes our famous protagonist walked and experience his world? Google has literally waved its magic wand and now we muggles can walk through the famous Diagon Alley on Google s Street View.
In a major update, Google has brought Street View to its Google Earth app for iOS and Android. This apart, the company has launched the new version of the app with an array of other interesting additions including support for directions in 3D, improved search results, and a better interface. Another interesting part is that the updated application will now be available in over 100 countries.
Ever wondered how the world might look standing atop the Burj Khalifa in Dubai? Google has an answer for that too. The Google Street View team for the first time mapped a skyscraper and brings you the experience of being at the 2,717-foot behemoth from the comfort of your couch.
Google has been imposed a fine of $25,000 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the Internet giant collected personal information without seeking any official permission from the authority via its Street View Project. According to FCC, Google deliberately didn't cooperate with the authority and refused to reveal the names of its engineers associated with this Project.
Google will soon launch its Street View service on Google Maps in India and to begin scouting places. The company has sent its famous tricycles or trikes (specially designed three-wheel pedi-cabs with a camera mounted on top) and the Street View cars to capture views. The driving will start from Bengaluru today. Don't panic if