Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Google Maps for Android adds indoor 'navigation'

Google has updated its Android Maps application to version 6.0, and its added indoor navigation as a feature. No, that doesn't mean Google can help you navigate around your house; instead it means airports, shopping malls, and even some retail stores.

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Imagine it as a replacement for that store directory that you've probably used at a mall. In fact, since Google has partnered with some malls, including Mall of America and Vallco Shopping Mall, you've got your directory in the palm of your hand. They've also mapped several airports, as well, including San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

A full list of covered indoor locations is here.

IKEA is even going to be rolling out maps of their stores to Google Maps nationwide. Google will continue to add content.

If you’re a business owner that wants to get a floor plan added to Google Maps, you can visit maps.google.com/floorplans and add them using Google's self-service tool.

Watch a couple of video demos below.


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