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Indoor Google Maps for Android are now available in Singapore

Indoor Google Maps available to 22 popular shopping destinations in Singapore.
Asia One - February 21, 2013
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Indoor Google Maps for Android are now available in Singapore

Usually when you're inside a busy shopping mall or retail store, a common way to figure out where you are is to look for a freestanding map directory or ask an employee for help.

Starting today (Feb 19), with the release of Indoor Google Maps for Android in Singapore, that directory is brought to the palm of your hands, helping you determine where you are, what floor you're on, and where to go indoors.

Detailed floor plans will automatically appear when you're viewing the map and zoomed in on a building where indoor map data is available. And, in certain locations, you will have the option of using the indoor My Location feature to help you navigate your way inside.

The familiar "blue dot" icon can indicate your approximate location, and when you move up or down a level in a building with multiple floors, the interface will automatically update to display which floor you're on. All this is achieved by using an approach similar to that of 'My Location' for outdoor spaces, but fine tuned for indoors.

In Google's efforts to provide helpful Indoor Google Maps for Singaporeans, the search engine has initially partnered with some of the most popular shopping destinations in Singapore, including:

- 313@somerset

- Century Square

- Hougang Mall

- ION Orchard

- Liang Court

- Mandarin Gallery

- Marina Bay Sands

- Metro (Department store in Paragon)

- Ngee Ann City

- Orchard Central

- Paragon

- Parkway Parade

- Scotts Square

- Suntec City

- Takashimaya (Department store in Ngee Ann)

- Tampines 1

- The Centrepoint

- Tiong Bahru Plaza

- Triple one

- Wheelock Place

- White Sands

- Wisma Atria


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