Google offers to 3D map Goa

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Satellite 3d map of South Goa.Panaji:  Goa may soon be one of the first states in India to have a 3D digitized mapped presence online if the state government accepts Google’s proposal, the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Monday.

R.S. Kamat, director general of the state’s top trade body, said in a statement that at a meeting with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday, Google India’s managing director Rajan Anandan also proposed to sponsor 1,000 start-up business in the state.

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“Anandan offered to undertake complete digitisation of the state so that entire Goa is on a 3D digital map and becomes totally tourist friendly. Goa would be the first state in the world to do this. Google’s 3D technology can help Goan enterprises go online and get globally connected through the Google network,” Kamat said.

He said Parrikar has promised to appoint a nodal officer to take up further discussions with Google.