Google Introduces Indoor Maps for India Free of Cost

How many times in the past have you logged on to the Google Maps service from your PC or your smartphone to determine the location of a gives destination? We are guessing quite a number of times since the service can be of such help in times of crisis.

However, it seems like Google intends on making life a bit easier for all its users based in India by making the search more thorough and detailed than usual. And in order to make that possible, Google has now launched the indoor maps that will help users browse and locate specific locations inside places such as malls and museums.

Google Introduces Indoor Maps for India Free of Cost

"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," Google India Director and Product Manager (Maps) Suren Ruhela told PTI. "With Indoor Google Maps in India, people can access detailed floor plans for 75 popular indoor venues with a few easy swipes."

The service, that's set to be available free for Android and iOS users, will feature some of the major locations including the Ambience Mall in Gurgaon and Select City Walk in Delhi.

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"To date, we've worked with 75 partners across 22 cities in India to bring indoor maps," Ruhela further revealed, while also assuring that the list will be expanded and updated 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.

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Aside the malls, the indoor maps will also be available for other notable places such as the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi, the Salar jung museum in Hyderabad and the Hyderabad International Convention Centre.

The service is already available in countries like the U.S., Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.

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