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Google makes their indoor maps accessible to desktop, iOS and more

Google feels festive, offers their indoor maps to desktop, iOS

By: Anthony Garreffa from Nov 22, 2012 @ 21:46 CST

Google Maps, how could we live without you (unless you're on iOS 6 - snicker)? Well, now the Android app has been joined by the desktop, which now has the ability of looking at indoor maps of shopping malls, just in time for the sales!

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The feature sports around 10,000 floor plans for select locations in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

If you want to bring up a floor plan, just zoom into a building on Google Maps and as long as the data has been uploaded, you'll be able to see a birds eye view of the stores within a shopping mall, sections within a department store, or supermarket, the gate layout of an airport, or better yet - the poker tables within a casino, and more.

The feature isn't so great to use on a desktop PC, and really stretches its legs on a smartphone - but its nice to see Google offering it in more places.

NEWS SOURCES:techspot.com

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