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The Street View Army

Google's Street Views have caused controversy more often than not. Sometimes for privacy issues, sometimes for security reasons. But whatever the media has to say, we can't deny the fact that Google Street Views has brought the entire world at your finger tips. You can visit places that you would not be able to visit ever. You can walk the roads, that you had only imagined of treading. You can experience for yourself, various cultures, events, religions and lives of people across the globe all at the comfort of your home. You can visit the deserts, the snow clad mountains, the giant rivers or the gushing waterfalls. Today, let's take a look at the efforts Google is taking to capture the world for us.

Google Street View Car

    Aha! We all know this vehical. More popular than the Mercs and the BMWs, this street view car has roamed the streets of many a cities since May 25, 2007. Street Views started out as an experimental project with a SUV packed with several computers …

Rail Radar - Map your Train Live!

Rail Radar - An interactive map that allows users to watch the movements of trains that are currently running in India. This means that you can now know the status of your trains live! Rail Radar is a real time tracker of the Indian Railways passenger trains. This live tracker is shown on our very own Google Maps and this long awaited system is a result of a collaboration between the CRIS - Center for Railway Information System and RailYatri.in.

    Since this is a live tracking system of the Indian Railways, a few questions that will pop up in the minds who have ever travelled by railways will be - "Is this system really reliable? Is the data accurate? Can I trust the Rail Radar?" Well, the system is reliable and you can trust the data since the information and intelligence behind the Rail Radar is extracted and harnessed from volumes of data from the official Indian Railway's train running operational data.With regards to accuracy – this is fairly accurate in the normal…