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Google Maps Now Covers Airport Terminal Floor Maps  
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Posted (3 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5430 times:

Version 6.0 of the Google Maps app on Android will include indoor maps. In addition to shopping malls and some large retail stores like IKEA, the service covers airport terminals in the USA and Japan, with more locations to be added in the future.

http://www.newsday.com/news/google-s...-with-new-mobile-feature-1.3353837

Since a GPS signal tends to be weak in buildings, the service will rely on wifi signals and cell network triangulation to determine the location.

http://cdn2.spiegel.de/images/image-288555-galleryV9-dmoj.jpg

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User currently offlineBrouAviation From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5378 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):

Version 6.0 of the Google Maps app on Android will include indoor maps. In addition to shopping malls and some large retail stores like IKEA, the service covers airport terminals in the USA and Japan, with more locations to be added in the future.

Shame it is not yet available for European airports, but I like the idea. Anyone from the USA who's able to comment on wether it actually works? Are all stores displayed?
I hate running through several terminals to find a Starbucks for example where Google says there is one located at the airport, but doesn't display its actual location in the terminal. This seems to have the potential to solve that.



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3976 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5146 times:

Seems like a good idea to me...!

User currently offlineDelta763 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4948 times:

I think it's great. I'm just wondering how long before the TSA ruins it for us.

User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 833 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

Quoting Delta763 (Reply 3):

For YOU, not for US  

Kidding aside, you have a point. But history has tought us that innovation is hard to stop. This will be one of the more useful apps, if it isn't already! Can't wait for European airport to be added to the list...



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User currently offlineandrefranca From Brazil, joined May 2011, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

Quoting Semaex (Reply 4):
For YOU, not for US

x 2 ! ! !

google sometimes does it right!  


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