03
Jul
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Indoor maps are becoming the hot new thing in the world of not getting lost. Google may be using fancy 3D planes to map everything the sky can see, but sometimes it's just as easy to get lost in a train station as it is in a city. Google's recent indoor maps have made navigating easier, and now UK locations are being added to the supported list.

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The maps have been seamlessly integrated into the Google Maps app. Just zoom in to a location and the indoor maps will "magically" appear. You can even search for directions from within the building, across multiple floors. Google says that over 40 venues are supported, most of them being train stations, museums and malls. Otherwise known as all the places people get lost in.

If you're in the UK and you're not sure how this navigation thing works because you haven't been outdoors since the last time it stopped raining three years ago, fire up the app and give it a go. It's neat.

Source: Google Lat Long Blog

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • JonJJon

    Lol at the rain jokes, yeah the weather has been pretty dire here for a while now, funny how we had significantly hotter sunny weather than the Mediterranean earlier last month though, the whole "it always rains in the UK" needs to be changed to " Absolutely anything can happen today in the UK, August the 20th you say? Could snow tomorrow."

    • Bruno Pedro

      it was 40ºC in Portugal last month, what are you on about!

      • JonJJon

        Your right, I meant in April, as it was the hottest April on record for us Brits, May was pretty rubbish with Sunny days dotted in and out of overcast and rainy days. No idea why I thought it was last month, even if I thought it was June that would still make last month May haha, I need a drink.

    • Iulian Arcus

      "Hot sunny weather" = 25-28 ºC :D

      • andreas

        Hot sunny weather is above 18 C for the UK standards.

        Now if you have 25+ C thats a heat wave I am afraid.

        • Brfield

          You serious? That's 77ºF, here in Arizona a cool day is below 100ºF. A normal summer day is 110-115ºF or 45ºC. I'm pretty sure I forgot what rain looks like. About 5 or 6 years ago, we went 150ish days without rain. We would kill here for rain as much as you guys get.

          • Brfield

            Looks like I'm going to try to get stationed all over Europe after I get into the Air Force

  • fixxmyhead

    i dont get this rain jokes thing. im from california

  • Andrew

    "If you're in the UK and you're not sure how this navigation thing works because you haven't been outdoors since the last time it stopped raining three years ago"

    I laughed, but then I remembered that it's true :(