You might never find yourself lost in another airport again, thanks to Google Maps Indoors, the latest feature from Google Maps. Available for Android users, the Google Maps Indoors app shows you how to get around large buildings like airports, transit stations, large retail stores and shopping malls.
Comprising map directories and detailed floor plans you can zoom in on as well as an icon that indicates where you are in relation to your destination, the Google Maps Indoors app also has the ability to move with you (within several meters) and tell you what floor you're on. This is an ingenious idea perfect for people who don't have time to consult -- or even find -- a building map directory.
The Google Maps Indoors app will soon be available at 60 public locations across the United States and Japan, including the San Francisco International Airport, the Mall of America and the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan. What's more, you can add your own public floor plan to Google's website to help build the Google Maps Indoors directory.
Google Maps Indoors Helps You Find Your Way Inside Large Buildings
1. Indoor Navigation - The rise of indoor navigation technology presents opportunities for businesses to improve customer experience and increase efficiency in large buildings.
2. Location-based Services - Location-based services, such as Google Maps Indoors, provide potential for businesses to offer personalized experiences and targeted advertising to customers.
3. Digital Mapping - The growth of digital mapping technology offers businesses opportunities to better understand and optimize their physical spaces.
1. Retail - In the retail industry, indoor navigation can enhance the in-store experience for customers and help retailers improve store layout and design.
2. Hospitality - Indoor navigation technology can improve guest experience in hotels and resorts, as well as streamline operations and improve efficiency for staff.
3. Transportation - In the transportation industry, indoor navigation can help travelers navigate busy airports, train stations, and other transportation hubs.