1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Google Maps 6.0 for Android Now Supports Indoor Maps

Discussion in 'Android News' started by wicked, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. wicked
    Online

    wicked Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,990
    Likes Received:
    318
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    San Jose, CA

    [​IMG]



    Google Maps 6.0 fοr Android wаѕ released οn Tuesday wіth several enhancements, thе mοѕt notable οf whісh іѕ indoor map support. Google hopes thе update wіƖƖ hеƖр Android users more easily navigate shopping malls, airports аnԁ οthеr public places. Users аrе аbƖе tο search throughout floor plans, tοο, whісh means a traveler саn search fοr a coffee shop οr thе nearest restroom іn аn airport. Google ѕаіԁ floor plans wіƖƖ grow whеn a user іѕ zoomed-іn fully οn a building whеrе mapping data іѕ available; thе differences between indoor аnԁ outdoor maps саn bе seen іn thе image above.

    Indoor maps are currently available in selected locations in the U.S. and Japan. Click here to see the current list.











    Source: Android.net via engadget via Google Blog

    2 people like this.
  2. combatmedic870
    Offline

    combatmedic870 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1,304
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Portland OR
    only for ICS?
  3. Shadez
    Online

    Shadez Super Mod/News Team Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    8,359
    Likes Received:
    186
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Lafayette Hill, Pa
    I just saw this ...this is nice. Now all's we need is real time :)
  4. aaf709
    Offline

    aaf709 Nice Guy Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4,188
    Likes Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    So Cal
    Nope, I have Gingerbread and it showed up in today's update.
  5. William_04_x
    Offline

    William_04_x Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2011
    Messages:
    505
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I also noticed a new permission for Maps to control NFC in today's update.

    Sent from my MZ604 using DroidForums
  6. Chizzele
    Offline

    Chizzele Team Sourcery Developer

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego CA
    Very cool, wish it would get real time tracking within buildings as well although the only way to do it would be using Wifi based location tracking which is not always available.
  7. TyrantII
    Offline

    TyrantII New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston
    I want the ability to load in a Google Maps saved route into Google navigation....

    It be nice to overide the GPS to tell it to go a certaint way.
  8. dezymond
    Online

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,605
    Likes Received:
    488
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    The airport navigation is a very nice feature.
  9. Sweettooth
    Offline

    Sweettooth New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    How does it tell you where you are in the building and if it's still using traditional satellite/GPS technology, not only is that creepy they can pinpoint where I'm standing but what if the signal is blocked from the outside?
  10. kodiak799
    Offline

    kodiak799 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    4,752
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Well the barometer in the Nexus will help with location indoors, correct?

    Actually a terrific update. I hadn't ever thought about it, but I've found myself in an airport or mall many times wondering where to go. Could also come in handy at stadiums - if there's a long line at the gate and your seat is on the other side of the stadium, anyway, you can walk around to another gate.
  11. funwheeldrive
    Offline

    funwheeldrive New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I, for one, welcome our new Big Brother.
  12. kodiak799
    Offline

    kodiak799 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    4,752
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    63
    It will be funny when people with "digestion problems" start getting targeted ads promoting toilet paper.
  13. RETG
    Offline

    RETG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    West of the Rockies, East of the Pacific
    People need a map for the inside of a shopping mall?:blink: What's next, a map of the inside of every house? Make it more convenient for the burgler.:icon_evil::biggrin:
  14. King_Bean
    Offline

    King_Bean New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    lolololol!
  15. Jeyman
    Offline

    Jeyman New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It be nice for malls if you are in a area you dont no well. its not going to help me at a mall down the block lol. Well it could I guess depending on how up to date they keep the maps(new stores and what not)

    I only hit the mall maybe two times a month. Nothing like going there and seeing a closed store you planed to go to!
  16. soulpatch
    Offline

    soulpatch New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Downingtown, PA
    I see them incorporating sales or deals next to the indoor maps. You click on Sears in the mall and it will bring up the current ad and any deals or incentives the company is giving currently.

    I woudl love this for Wegmans supermarket if it got down to the aisle level. Looking for a block of cheese: aisle 10 right hand side....





    Though I woudl rather them let me input my custom google routes as someone else said. I make routes for motorcycle trips to hit twisty out of the way roads and I would love for it to read off the directions to me via my bluetooth instead of having to look down every now and then or missing a turn...
  17. ilikemoneygreen
    Offline

    ilikemoneygreen New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,579
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    AZ, Superstition MTNs!
    That would be cool. i like the thought of in store directions. 'shouts at phone' "I NEED SUGAR", 'everyione around looks' "Sugar is in eisle 10 on the second shelf" 'everyones just like wtfing'.
  18. kodiak799
    Offline

    kodiak799 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    4,752
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Wow, hadn't even thought of that! Potentially a very large (and most profitable) opportunity for Google. Such ads would like have a much higher acquisition rate/ROI than any other method.
  19. ilikemoneygreen
    Offline

    ilikemoneygreen New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,579
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    AZ, Superstition MTNs!
    That's true. Google would make more bank off of that.

    Sent from my brain using fingers.
Similar Threads
  1. lilcoool
    Replies:
    18
    Views:
    971
  2. n813ca
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    627
  3. sandfreak
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    420
  4. kamkay
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    528
  5. CMDRSTP
    Replies:
    10
    Views:
    2,014
Loading...