Google maps go indoors in the UK
Google has announced that its maps app for Android now features indoor directions for 40 locations around the UK.
The internet giant has partnered with 35 venues in London, including department stores, shopping centres, train stations and sporting venues, to introduce the indoor mapping facility. It is also being launched in five UK airports.
Department stores with the mapping include Harrods, John Lewis, Debenhams, Selfridges, and House of Fraser, and it is also being launched at the One New Change Shopping shopping centre.
Razia Ahamed, Google Inc. said: "You’ll no longer need to feel clueless when you’re at the railway station, trying to figure out where to buy a coffee before you rush to catch your train from platform 11; nor will you feel embarrassed about asking for the lingerie section when you’re in the department store – because you’ll have all the answers in the palm of your hand."
The app enables users to see detailed maps of inside buildings and allows them to share their location with friends.
The service, which has been available for some US locations since last November, will initially focus on London but is expected to be extended to other areas in the near future.
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