Google Maps Adds Indoor Floor Plans for Desktop ~ Hackinthus

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Google Maps Adds Indoor Floor Plans for Desktop

By Harsh Vardhan (Facebook) (Twitter)

Google Maps are always preferred mostly whenever it come to find certain locations and reach that point. Since when Google Maps disappeared from the iOS users have been looking for alternatives in location based inquiries.

Now, Google wants to make it easier for you to map and plan out your holiday travel and shopping expeditions too, with indoor floor plans you can view on your web browser. Until now, indoor maps were only available on Android devices.

Floor plans for over 10,000 locations worldwide are available on your web browser, such as stores, train stations, airports and museums. You can use it to plan the fastest route through the mall, or make sure you know how to get from the taxi to the airport gate without running all over the airport.

“Simply zoom in on a building on Google Maps and you’ll automatically see a detailed floor plan with helpful labels for gates at the airport, stores within the mall, departments within a retail shop, as well as ATMs, restrooms and more,” Google wrote.

Google also offers a tool to let venue owners add their own floor plans to Google Maps. You can see a list of participating locations across the globe right here.

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Source: Mashable


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