Just in time for the Olympic Games in London, Google has announced a new enhancement brought to Google Maps for devices running under Android, to provide users with indoors coverage in various areas in the country.
The application can deliver such details for no less than 40 locations in the UK, including major points of interest in London.
The Mountain View-based Internet giant has been hard at work with various local partners to make the enhancements possible, and is now ready to deliver them to users.
Those who are travelling to London, for example, will be able to zoom in on specific locations and more info on that place will be automatically revealed.
Android users will receive access to floor plans for specific buildings, including major London stations and museums, as well as large stores and other locations.
The list of covered locations can be found on Google’s website
now, yet it appears to be listing only places from London at the moment.
However, with a wide range of stations, stadiums, shopping centers, or museums now included in the indoors coverage list, those foreigners who will be travelling to London this summer for the Olympics will find it much easier to get to specific places.
Most probably, Google will bring the feature to some more cities around the country in the not too distant future, while also expanding it to more areas in Europe.
It already offers these capabilities to travelers in Switzerland, as well as to users in the United States and Japan.
Those who would like to take advantage of the indoor maps in their Google Maps for Android
application should know that the feature is only available for devices running under the 2.2 Froyo or newer flavor of the OS
, and that it requires Google Maps 6.0 or newer to be installed on the device.