Google Ties with ASI for Virtual Tour of Monuments (Download PDF)


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Google has tied up with ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) to develop 360 degree virtual tours of 280 monuments in India out of which 30 are in West Bengal.Google has already launched a selection of its mapping and navigation products in India such as:

  • Offline view of maps
  • Live traffic alerts
  • Inclusion of unknown places on the maps by local guides
Archaeological Survey of India

Archaeological Survey of India

Archaeological Survey of India

  • ASI gave permission to Google for creating the virtual tour available in the maps. Some of the major monuments are:

    • Taj Mahal
    • Victoria Memorial
    • Ruins of Hampi
    • Eight were from Kolkata

About ASI (Archaeological Survey of India):

  • Government agency attached to the Ministry of Culture.
  • Responsible for archaeological research, conservation, and preservation of cultural monuments.
  • Alexander Cunningham founded ASI in 1861 and became its first Director-General.
  • First systematic archeological research conducted by the Asiatic Society founded by William Jones.
  • Chartered according to provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 which gives ASI power to regulate all archaeological activities.
  • Works with support of the Union Ministry of Culture.
  • Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, 1972 is regulated by ASI.
  • Headquarters: Janpath, New Delhi, India
  • Formation: 1861
  • Parent Organisation: Ministry of Culture, Government of India

- Published/Last Modified on: November 5, 2016


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