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Google introduces indoor Museum tracking to Maps

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Finding the exhibits that interested you inside a museum can sometimes be a daunting task.  However, Google wants to make visiting a museum a much simpler experience by integrating floor plans of twenty popular museums to its growing database of indoor maps.  There are over 10,000 indoor maps Google Maps users can access, and now it contains over 20 representations of popular museums across America.

On your Android smartphone or tablet, simply open up Google Maps and either search for the museum or access your current location (if you are already at the museum).  The indoor map service can provide turn-by-turn navigation to get you from one location to another.  Google plans on adding more museum schematics to its database in the future.  For now, however, several maps including “the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cincinnati Museum Center, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and 17 Smithsonian museums” can be accessed.

Via [Google Maps Blog]

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