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Please ‪#‎ShutUp‬ n stop criticizing The Indian Cricket Team, they had done their part n its over now there is no meaning in stretching the chewing gum, They had given us many proud moments in past and in the current tournament so this is the time to ‪#‎support‬ instead of criticizing our team, Yes i know it was ‪#‎WC2015‬ but its our team who had given us this chance to cheer them till the semi-final, that doesn’t mean that we shld take back our support after their defeat. For me the person who is criticizing team india, Sending whats-app teasers, Burning Posters of Anushka-Virat, Pelting Stones in front of Indian Cricketer’s house IS A BIG ‪#‎TRAITOR‬. So stop doing all these stuff and lets welcome our team with proud and all‪#‎Respect‬. ‪#‎INDIA‬ ‪#‎RespectIndianTeam‬ ‪#‎WeWilBringItBack‬‪#‎HopeForTheBest‬ ‪#‎DareToBeDhoni‬ ‪#‎Maukamauka2019‬

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While Google and other search/mapping companies have had quite a struggle with the Indian authorities to get permission to take images of city streets, a Mumbai-based mapping company has come to the fore with a lot of what Google had probably planned to do.

Wonobo is a service launched on October 15  2013 by Genesys International, founded by brothers Sol and Sajid Malik in 1995. They have captured several images of streets across various cities in India and stitched them together to create 360-degree panoramic views of the streets almost like how Google has done in other parts of the world.

This is quite an amazing product startup that has trumped even Google, which has beenstruggling to roll out its street view project in India, with issues in getting permission from authorities. So how is it that they were able to do something like this?

As mentioned by Sajid Malik, in the Times of India, what helped them was that their parent company had been working with the government for many years for their mapping service.

According to Medianama, the service will cover 54 cities, which covers 70 percent of the urban economy of India. Initially 12 cities will be in the launch, and will be rolled out to 20 more a few weeks later. In addition to that they have tagged 10 million points of interest, across cities and homepages have been created for them, of which 4.5 million are commercial places. As mentioned in the article other than the street view, that they’ll also include.

  • Inside Maps
  • Direction and Routing
  • Walking Tours
  • Guides
  • Stories

And as mentioned by Malik in the Medianama article, there were quite a lot of efforts that needed to be taken to get the regulatory issues taken care of.

“We have all the permissions from the Ministry of Defence for all the sensitive areas, but it’s not covered. We’ve worked with them. There is a need to take permissions both at a city level, and at a central level. It’s fairly complex. We have, for the new Map Policy; it’s vague in its interpretation. What we typically do is that whatever map data we create, we get it whetted by Survey of India. You need to go through the process of getting it cleared with them,” Malik said.

Quite a laudable effort I must say. Besides the popular and very local areas in my city Mumbai like Marine Drive and Mumbai CST railway station I could also locate remote suburbs and the adjoining satellite city, Navi Mumbai as well and they had street views down to the detail.