Google just launched indoor maps for Android devices in the United Kingdom.
“You’ll no longer need to feel clueless when you’re at the railway station, trying to figure out where to buy a coffee before you rush to catch your train from platform 11; nor will you feel embarrassed about asking for the lingerie section when you’re in the department store – because you’ll have all the answers in the palm of your hand,” wrote Razia Ahamed, Geo Indoor Partnerships Lead in the United Kingdom, on the official Google Lat Long blog.
Just open Google Maps on any Android smartphone, zoom in to the location, and desired indoor floor plans will appear. Enabled buildings will even show where a user is on a map when the My Location feature is turned on. Moreover, users can search for a location, even if it is on a different floor, and Google will provide directions.
More than 40 venues in the U.K. added support for their floor plans, check it out:
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