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 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.
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