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Google brings indoor mapping to UK android phones

UK: Internet search giant, Google, has finally brought its indoor mapping service to the UK, after launching it in the US last November. The service is available on android smartphones. With the help of this tool users will be able to get directions while indoors. More than 40 venues in the UK currently have their floor plans available, ranging from places like the British Museum and National Theatre to the O2 Arena and Paddington Station.

More locations will be added to the service, as Google has promised that anyone who owns a building can upload their maps and floor plans for inclusion in Google Maps.

When in one of the 40 supported locations, the feature will inform users about their location, the nearest exit route, and it will even offer step-by-step instructions on how to get from A to B.

“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,” Google said in a blog post.

Source: The Inquirer