While the places remains the same, it’s the way of presentation which has changed over the years as no one knows it better than Google when it comes to navigation. So, in lines to the same, Google has now come out with its all new product offering in the Maps which is “Indoor Google Map” which will help you and will display the details like store’s layout, from one floor to the next. Though the database of the indoor maps is very less but yes over a period of time the database will increase. But all in all we can surely say, “What an innovation in the space of Navigation”. So from you can now figure out on how to get to department stores, departments, airport gates, and even restrooms as from now everything will be in your hand.
There are just few places as of now whose indoor Maps have been updated which are:
- Mall of America, IKEA, The Home Depot, select Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Daimaru, Taskashimaya and Mitsukoshi locations and more.
- 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
To get a full-fledged demo of this latest edition from the Google Maps 6.0 then you can visit the below mentioned link of Google Maps 6.0 which will provide you a detailed walk through of the Google Maps. Also, additionally, you can refer to the images which are mentioned above.
This all new update doesn’t stop here too, this all new version of Google Maps 6.0 is in lines to that of the changes which Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 has when it comes to the visual appeal as it almost now matches the style of ICS. Though this may not be a fully featured ICS themed Google Maps but we expect much more additions in the UI to compliment the ICS Android 4.0 in the near future. Also it has some other changes too which includes:
- Home Screen for Google Places and the Popular Searches based on your current Location,
- All new Menu added on the top most part of toolbar for easy switching between common features,
- Automatic Screen Dimming feature while navigation now has been disabled.
Do let us know your thoughts on the Google Indoor Maps initiative in the comments section as we will be more than happy to hear from you about this all new innovation from Google.