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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 on Nov 22, 2012 at 09:46 pm CST - 0 mins, 49 secs reading time

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!

Google makes their indoor maps accessible to desktop, iOS and more | TweakTown.com

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.

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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