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Google Adds 20 Indoor Maps for Museums and the Smithsonian Zoological Park

Who needs a tour guide when you have Google Maps? Today, Google loaded up an additional 20 indoor maps for folks to use when they’re visiting some of America’s more well known cultural offerings. Museums such as the de Young in San Francisco, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Cincinnati Museum Center are all now supported. 

To check out some of these neat new perspectives, simply locate one of the buildings on your Maps, then scroll in to navigate through the various exhibits. If you are located at one of these places, you can even access the navigation feature so you don’t get lost in the halls.

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Via: Google Blog

For a full listing of available indoor maps, see here.

  • ChrisTraeger1

    Google is just getting better and better and better with every week that goes by. I love Android.

  • michael arazan

    would love for them to do this with all the zoo’s, especially st.louis

  • drathos

    I’ve been thinking about a trip to the zoo, so maybe I’ll use testing this as an excuse.

    As it stands now, I can’t zoom into any of the buildings either on my phone or the web (not sure you can do indoor on the web, anyway). I also tried the Natural History and Air & Space (Udvar-Hazy) and couldn’t get indoor to show up for them, either.

  • Jake

    The weekend following Google I/O I noticed that all of my local Home Depot stores had indoor maps. I was aware that some airports and malls had them, but I don’t now how long they’ve been there for other places. Now I learned from blog referenced in the article that there may be other stores, like Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Ikea that have indoor maps, too.

  • jeesung

    i just tried it for the de Young and can’t get the indoor map working . . .

    SFO indoor map works fine.

  • Go Hawkeyes

    How exactly does indoor mapping work? If you can’t get a GPS signal does it just rely on tower triangulation and the accelerometer?

  • blood

    What would we do with out Google Maps? Probably stuck using Vz navigator… *omg knock on wood knock on wood*

  • boybert

    We just call it the National Zoo 🙂

  • Aardvark99

    Philadelphia Museum of Art doesn’t work for me online or on my phone.

    • me08053

      I also just tried the Philadelphia Museum of Art online and on my phone and also couldn’t get it to work.

  • wheineman

    I tried to use this while in Vegas because all of the Casino’s are mapped, but its just not that easy to use! It loaded great, and told me where I was. But finding where I wanted to go was another story!

  • Scott Willenborg

    I hope Google gets around to mapping the inside of my house, that way my son can find the GD laundry room once in a while…

    • FortitudineVincimus

      Maybe he needs a map to find the door and get to stepping

    • MACK

      Haha that sounds too much like work.

    • Go Hawkeyes

      I feel your pain. Maybe it could help my wife find the kitchen too.