Google Inc does a first in India, launches indoor maps

Mar 05 2014, 16:23 IST
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Google indoor maps service is already available in countries like the US, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. Google indoor maps service is already available in countries like the US, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.
SummaryUsing indoor maps, users will find it easy to locate stores, especially in unfamiliar shopping malls.

Technology giant Google Inc has launched indoor maps in India that will help users browse through and locate specific locations inside venues like malls and museums.

The service, available as part of Google Maps, is already available in countries like the US, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.

"Using indoor maps, users will find it easy to locate stores, especially in an unfamiliar shopping mall or when they plan a visit to a museum like Salar jung in Hyderabad.

"With Indoor Google Maps in India, people can access detailed floor plans for 75 popular indoor venues with a few easy swipes," Google India Director and Product Manager (Maps) Suren Ruhela said.The service will be available free to Android and iOS users, he added.

Some of the major locations include Ambience Mall in Gurgaon and Select City Walk in Delhi.

"To date, we've worked with 75 partners across 22 cities in India to bring indoor maps," he said, adding that the list will be expanded in the coming days.

Apart from the metros, indoor maps will cover locations in cities like Bhopal, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Jaipur, Kochi, Lucknow, Ludhiana and Moradabad.

Indoor Google Maps can help you more seamlessly explore these popular and often complex indoor locations, whether it’s your first time visiting a multi-story mall or simply trying to find the easiest way to a new store.

In Delhi Google’s Indoor Maps will initially be available at these select locations: Ansal Plaza, Khel Gaon, Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj, DLF Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj, DLF Place Saket, DLF Promenade Mall, MGF Metropolitan Saket, MGF Square City, Pacific Mall (Tagore garden), Select City Walk Saket, National Gallery Of Modern Art

Google Indoor Maps will initially be available at select locations in 22 Indian cities including

Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Coimbatore and Ahmedabad

With PTI inputs

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