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Google Maps 6.0 Takes Android Handsets Indoors

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Nov 29, 2011, 12:41 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Google today announced the availability of Google Maps for Android 6.0, an updated app that adds support for indoor mapping at select locations. Google says that indoor maps will include floor plans of large public buildings in the U.S. and Japan, such as Mall of America and Narita International Airport to start. Indoor map details will be able to provide information about different floors/levels within these buildings, as well as the user's location via the blue dot. Though the number of buildings supported at launch is minimal, Google will expand indoor mapping to more locations over time. The update is free from the Android Market.

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Here is a list of the initial locations in the U.S. supporting indoor maps via Google Maps for Android 6.0:


Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL)
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
George Bush Houston International Airport (IAH)
William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL)
Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
Boise International Airport (BOI)
Akron-Canton Airport (CAK)

Retail Stores:

Home Depot
Mall of America
DDR Corp malls, including Times Square Mall in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and Liberty Fair Mall in Martinsville, VA
Brixmor Property Group including Eagle Rock Plaza in Los Angeles, CA

About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.


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