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A Review of WoNoBo: India's Google Street View Alternative

Last week the big news for tech and location enthusiasts of India was the launch of WoNoBo . WoNoBo was quoted as an answer to Google's Street View in India. While many of us know that our regulators created all sorts of trouble for Google, WoNoBo did not have to go through all that. In fact WoNoBo's parent Genesys is a big name in Indian Geospatial domain and has the experience of working with Government agencies. This credibility would have certainly helped them in securing necessary permissions! Genesys co-founder Sajid is quoted saying : "For street view, the government, including the defence ministry and the Survey of India, threw a lot of regulations at us. We painstakingly fulfilled their requirements , including not taking pictures in sensitive areas,"