March 5, 2014

Find your way inside popular venues in India with Indoor Google Maps



Many malls in India are evolving from standard shopping destinations to fully equipped entertainment hubs packed with shops, restaurants, theaters and even gaming zones. Next time you’re trying to meet a friend for coffee or find the movie theaters in an unfamiliar shopping mall, Google Maps can lend a little help.

Starting today, you can access Indoor Google Maps for 75  popular indoor venues across 22 cities in India. Indoor Google Maps are like having an indoor directory in the palm of your hand — helping you more easily work out how to get to where you want to go, without having to find a freestanding directory or mall assistant first. Popular venues like Ambience Mall in Gurgaon and Select City Walk in Delhi now have their floor plans uploaded to Google Maps. The maps automatically appear when you zoom in on a location, and then fade away when the map is zoomed out.
Ambience Mall in Gurgaon
In some locations, to make people’s indoor navigation easier and more seamless, we have adapted the location technology developed for My Location — previously only available outdoors — so that it now works indoor as well. This means that when you move up or down a level in a building with multiple floors, the map will automatically update to display which floor you’re on. Where available, you can access indoor walking directions to help you get to where you need to go more quickly.
Select City Walk Mall in Delhi

This is the first stage of our Indoor Google Maps offering in India, and we hope the new feature can help you more easily explore these popular malls across the country. If you’re an Indian business owner interested in getting your location’s floor plan included in Google Maps, please visit maps.google.com/floorplans.



Posted by Suren Ruhela, Director and Product Manager, India Google Maps