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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!


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.


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