Goa, India to have google maps 3d

According to Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Goa will be one of the first state in India to become 3D digitized mapped presence online. However all is depend on approval of state government on Google's proposal.

R.S. Kamat, director general of the state's top trade body, said in a statement that at a meeting with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday, Google India's managing director Rajan Anandan also proposed to sponsor 1,000 start-up business in the state.

"Anandan offered to undertake complete digitisation of the state so that entire Goa is on a 3D digital map and becomes totally tourist friendly. Goa would be the first state in the world to do this. Google's 3D technology can help Goan enterprises go online and get globally connected through the Google network," Kamat said.

He said Parrikar has promised to appoint a nodal officer to take up further discussions with Google.

Currently, in Asian countries Google offers 3D maps in Japan and Taiwan only and if all goes all planned Goa, India will make India 3rd country where 3D maps are available.

It all started in June 2006 when textured 3D building models were added into Google Earth. With high resolution 360 degree cameras, which are the size of soccer balls, have enabled capturing 20 petabytes of images of Street View cars, trolleys, tricycles, mounted on boats and trains. A fleet of planes working exclusively for Google would capture the 3D imaging.

However what technology does google incorporate in making Goa a complete 3D digitized mapped state in India and how much time will take to do so is still unknown.

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