Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Google Maps for Airports and Shopping Malls

Have you ever lost your way at Atlanta Airport, or in the Mall of America? Download the latest Google Maps 6.0 on your Android phone to guide you through some of the biggest airports and shopping malls. Google Maps 6.0 will store floor maps of airports and retailers so that you can find your way without having to ask people around you for directions.

Detailed floor plans automatically appear when you’re viewing the map and zoomed in on a building where indoor map data is available. The familiar “blue dot” icon indicates your location within several meters, and when you move up or down a level in a building with multiple floors, the interface will automatically update to display which floor you’re on. All this is achieved by using an approach similar to that of ‘My Location’ for outdoor spaces, but fine tuned for indoors.

Mall of America - Before and After with Floor Selector

Source: Google Blog


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