Google updates indoor maps for desktops

By on November 22, 2012
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More than 10,000 floor plans added

Google has announced a new update to Google Maps for the desktop – over 10,000 indoor maps. This brings the desktop version of the mapping service on par with the Android version, which was the first to receive the feature almost a year ago.

Currently indoor maps are only available in locations like Japan, Switzerland, UK, Denmark, USA, France, Canada and Sweden. A host of locations are mapped including airports, museums, universities, departmental stores, train stations and even resorts. A list is available here.

The announcement also encourages venue owners to add their own floor plans to the growing list.

This is great news for slightly obsessive travelers who can now map their route through a busy airport or museum, well before their trip right on their computers.

Google, please add the UAE to your list soon. Because this writer is not afraid to be the first to admit that she would appreciate an indoor map of the pocket universe that is Dubai Mall.


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Nafisa Rebello writes and sometimes works in TV. She expected robots in 2012 and is still waiting for teleportation.

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