Google Maps 6.0 Tackles Indoors, Makes Minimap a Reality
Google Maps, not content trying to map the entire outside world is now moving in the new, logical, but still mind-blowing direction of mapping indoors. Coming part and parcel with the Google Maps 6.0 for Android devices is the new indoor functionality that will allow users to basically carry around a minimap in their pocket. Intended to help you figure out where the menswear section is, or where you can find the nearest bathroom, or the nearest exit, Google Maps interiors can not only show you the map of the floor your on, but also those directly above and below you and keep track of which one you’re actually on. Just when I thought I was starting to get jaded about this sort of stuff, Google blows me away. We’re living in the future, people.
(via Official Google Blog)