Forever getting lost in train stations, museums, department stores, and shopping centres? Then you, sir, “with all due respect”, are an idiot.
But help is at hand, as Google Maps has introduced indoor maps at a number of UK locations.
The announcement was made on the Google Lat Long Blog, home of Google Maps and Google Earth news type items.
Google’s indoor maps will seemingly be exclusive to Android smartphones at first, though Apple is set to introduce its own 3D mapping solution with iOS 6 anyway. Windows Phone 8 owners, meanwhile, will have Nokia Maps.
The blog post explains: “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.”
That’s a good point about the lingerie section, actually. I hadn’t considered that.
More than 40 venues in the UK are currently supported, mostly in London, and building owners can submit their own maps for future inclusion.