Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Google Maps 6.0 for Android adds indoor maps, new Places homescreen

This seems like a genuinely good idea. Hope they keep expanding it.

Google Maps for Android 6.0 just hit Android Mar­ket, and it's a pret­ty big update: it adds indoor maps of select air­ports, malls, and retail stores in the US and Japan. High­lights of the ini­tial list include the Mall of Amer­i­ca, Chica­go's O'Hare and Mid­way air­ports, San Fran­cis­co Inter­na­tion­al, and var­i­ous Macy's, Bloom­ing­dale's, IKEA, and Home Depot loca­tions. We just tried it out and it's quite well-done: a tog­gle appears as you zoom in on a build­ing that lets you select each floor, and fea­tures like restrooms and retail shops pop right up. Addi­tion­al indoor maps are promised soon, and if you're a busi­ness owner you can upload floor plans to get your loca­tiond. …

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