Google Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG) Street View will soon be available in Indonesia according to a latest report that says the latest fleet of cars to hit Indonesia’s roads will carry an unusual logo, which is already familiar to customers – that of Google.
and Thailand, Indonesia is
the third Southeast Asian country to get Google’s Street View service. The
target audience is tourists and other visitors and how they can check out
hotels and other attractions before planning itineraries, and also serve the
potential market within Indonesia’s
250 million people. Indonesia
is a beautiful place but infrastructure bottlenecks have made many destinations
like secluded beaches, pristine dive sites and legendary temples invisible to
visitors. Thanks to digital tools like these, hotels, tourism sites and
businesses can find out stores, locations and websites with ease.
There have been privacy issues elsewhere about capturing Street View data that includes real-time panoramic images, allowing anyone to scope out various locales without leaving their screens. This has received mixed responses with some complaining about having their faces, car license plate numbers and the like potentially exposed to millions. Google has reassured them that with use of cutting edge technology, human faces will be blurred and license plates will be unidentifiable even if street images are clear and widely available.