Now navigate buildings in India with Google indoor maps

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Google has launched its indoor maps service in India to help users browse through a number of malls, museums and convention halls. Currently available for 75 places in 22 cities across India, more floor plans will be added for users with time.

According to Google, these floor-plans will be immediately available to consumers. Those who use Google maps on their Android devices will get a update to their maps app. Once updated they will be able to use the indoor maps option. In order to check out any indoor map data, simply zoom in on a building. Zoom out to exit and the indoor map will automatically fade away.

Some of the cities where these maps are available include Bhopal, Dehradun, Ludhiana and Jaipur. For a complete list of locations, click here.

Google’s indoor maps are already available in several other countries including US, Japan, Australia, Canada and Hong Kong. Google claims that its floor maps are available for over 10,000 locations across the world. Currently they can be accessed only on desktop and Android devices only.

While Google has just started indoor maps, Nokia already offers a similar service. Launched in June 2013, Nokia’s HERE maps covers 150 malls in 17 cities.

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