Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Google Maps 6.0: With Indoor Maps Will We Ever Get Lost Again?

Google Maps just got updated to 6.0 which brings along possibly one of its biggest features ever, indoor maps. Now Google Maps includes maps of places like malls and airports to keep you always knowing where you are, something Google alleges is the last mapping frontier.

Mall of America Before and After

San Francisco Airport Before and After
This is an incredible feat, and while everywhere hasn't got it yet, if you are going where it's available it could be a big help. Here is where it is available now from the Google blog:

 We’ve initially partnered with some of the largest retailers, airports and transit stations in the U.S. and Japan, including:
  • Mall of America, IKEA, The Home Depot, select Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Daimaru, Taskashimaya and Mitsukoshi locations and more. Watch an IKEA demo here.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Narita International (NRT), among others.
  • JR and Tokyu Corporation

There were a few other things that changed as well, such as a menu added at the top of the screen. For the full scoop hit up the source link.

[Source: Official Google Blog via Android Police]

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