If you’re traveling in the UK, now you can not only find directions to your destination using Google Maps — you can also find directions to things you’re looking for once you’re inside a number of locations.
Available at some locations in the US since last year, Google is launching indoor maps for Android devices for locations in the UK beginning Tuesday. A part of the standard Google Maps app, indoor maps will appear when you zoom in on a specific portion of a map.
Once you’re zoomed in to a floor plan you can then search for what you’re looking for within that plan. For instance, you might zoom in on a train station to get an indoor map of the station and help finding the closest restroom or coffee shop. At a department store, you might use the indoor map functionality to find the shoe or children’s sections — even if those places are different floors in the building than the one you’re currently on.
More than 40 venues in the UK currently have their floor plans available, ranging from places like the British Museum and National Theater to the O2 Arena and Paddington Station.
You can check out full list of supported locations on Google’s website. If you’re a building owner you can also upload the floor plan for your building to be included in a future release.
Are there places you go that you wish you could access an indoor map of? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.