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All you need to know about Google Street View

June 18, 2020 By

All you need to know about Google Street View

All you need to know about Google Street View

Launched in 2007 across multiple United States cities, Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth. This technology offers interactive panoramas from distinctive positions, along numerous streets over the world. This Google 360 ° photography has over the years expanded significantly, and now includes a plethora of cities and even rural areas of the planet.

The street view technology-enabled, interactive Google 360 ° Panoramic Tours are used in diverse locations these days. This feature enables people to explore landmarks and tourist sites, as well as step inside museums, arenas, restaurants, and small businesses virtually, with the help of Google Street View.

Google Business View, in particular, is used by various commercial organizations. It displays panoramas of stitched images on Google Search, Maps, and Google plus page with See Inside Options.

Google Street View in India

Finding panoramic images of Indian streets on Google Maps was a dream for multiple native users for a number of years. This dream became a reality on May 2011. That year, the Google Business View (GBV) Pilot programme was launched in India for metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai , Delhi and Mumbai. Google Street View in India became later available in many other urban hubs and tourist sites in India.

Google eventually started taking the success ratio of Street View images in Delhi, Bangalore, and such large cities by developing virtual tours for Restaurants, Hotels, Hospitals, retail stores, and resorts. The company also put more interest in India's tourist spots on Google Street View mapping service in Goa, Mysore, Kerala, etc.

Stepping inside with Indoor Maps

The Street View feature on Google Maps enables people to visit and explore places through 360-degree street-level imagery, no matter whether they are checking out locations in their own town or across the globe. With Google Street View, one can simply check out the ambiance of a restaurant before going there or assess a hotel's rooms before booking a stay there.

Through the Street View tool, companies can develop a highly convenient and enjoyable visitor experience at cost-effective pricing. It has especially become a crucial marketing tool for discerning small and medium-sized businesses, such as:

  • Local Retail Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Café,
  • Hotel
  • Schools / Colleges
  • Real Estate venues
  • Hospitals

These are some places that people like to check out, before physically visiting its premises.

How does Google Street View work?

People can reduce the time spent searching for building directories by discovering new points of interest through the Google Street View. This tool lets them to zoom in and out of a building and explore its diverse floors.

  • Zoom in to navigate: The Street View on Google Maps can be zoomed in to see the indoor floor plan of a building.
  • Switch floors with a tap: The tool has a level switcher in its bottom right-hand corner that can be used to move from one floor to another in the building.
  • Improved location accuracy: Images taken and uploaded by any Google Street View Trusted Agency are firstly checked for optimal location accuracy, prior to making them live.

Details about the top Google Street View Trusted Agencies in India can be found online.

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