After more than a decade since it was initially launched in the U.S, Google Maps Street View is finally here in India. Partnered with Tech Mahindra and Genesys International which specializes in geospatial services and mapping, it is the first time Google has tethered to a local partner. Keeping everything aside, the Google Maps Street View in India has already managed to cover 1,50,000kms of mapping. Although it is majorly targeted toward 10 cities as of now, you can spot bits and pieces of Street View mapping in other parts of the country as the process is ongoing.
Google Maps is using Marazzo, Mahindra Bolero Neo, and Scorpios for mapping purposes and plans to extend to 50 cities by the end of 2022. We went through several cities to check out the new feature and it looks amazing although you have to keep in mind, that traffic is everywhere. Now that you know that Street View is available, the question is, how do you use it? Well, let’s find out everything you need to know about using Google Maps Street View in India.
How to use Street View on Google Maps on Android and iOS?
Step #1: Launch Google Maps as you usually would. Step #2: Search for a place of interest or anywhere at all assuming that you are visiting cities that are covered by Google Maps as of now. You will find a list of cities where Google Maps Street View is available below.
Step #3: Tap or drop a pin on any place and you will get all the details about the place including photos and so on.
How to Use Street View Layer in Google Maps on Android and iOS?
Step #1: Launch the Google Maps app on your phone. Step #2: Find the place where you want to access Street View. Let’s say I want to view the area around Gateway of India, Mumbai.
List of Cities Street View on Google Maps is Available
1. Delhi 2. Mumbai 3. Bengaluru 4. Chennai 5. Pune 6. Nashik 7. Hyderabad 8. Vadodara 9. Amritsar 10. Ahmedabad
There’s no doubt that the majority of Google Maps users have explored Street View options in other countries only to wait for its arrival in India. Now that the feature is available and ever-expanding, you will be able to explore a lot of India not just through images or videos but as if you are walking down the streets. No doubt Google will keep on improving its Street View in India in future iterations. Follow the instructions mentioned above to know exactly how you can navigate through the new Street View in Google Maps.