Google Maps Adds Indoor Walking Directions

Google Maps Adds Indoor Walking Directions
Following on its roadmap for indoor location, Google today introduced a new version of Google Maps for Android that offers indoor walking directions for venues in the United States and Japan. This new feature is available to venues that have uploaded their floor plans to Google’s mapping portal.

Google also extended its Business Photos program service that provides interactive 360-degree imagery of local businesses interiors. The service that was initiated in the United States in April 2010 is now available in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, France, Canada, Ireland and the Netherlands.

In addition, this new version of Google Maps embeds Google Offers (deals) in the United States. “Some Google Offers can be purchased and saved for later while others are immediately available for free,“ explains Google.

“With free Google Offers, press ‘Use now’ to redeem instantly or ‘Save for later’ for future use. You can also opt-in to receive notifications in the app when there are offers near you.“

Thursday, May 10th 2012

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