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Google Maps heads for the great Aussie indoors

Published 13 March 2013 11:38, Updated 26 November 2013 18:35

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Google Maps heads for the great Aussie indoors

Google says it will add new indoor maps for public buildings across Australia for the rest of 2013. Photo: Supplied

Google is expanding the reach of its popular maps program indoors, adding internal floor plans of more than 200 buildings in Australia.

The indoor maps capability allows you to zoom in from street view to look inside a building and to use the blue dot to show your location, including which floor you are on.

The indoor maps product has been available overseas for some time, including in North America, Japan, Singapore and Europe.

Google Australia partnerships manager Jamie Woodbridge says this announcement is “just the start”.

“We’ll continue to add new indoor maps to public buildings across Australia over the rest of this year,” he says.

The list of locations at launch is concentrated overwhelmingly in NSW and Victoria, including in regional areas, and covers shopping centres, sports stadia, museums and concert halls, airports and train stations.

A smattering of sites in other states and territories includes Adelaide Airport, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.