Google Launches Indoor Maps In Australia

Google has expanded its Indoor Maps range to include over 200 locations across NSW and Victoria. Users can access detailed floor plans of large public buildings by zooming into the location on their tablet or smartphone.

Indoor Maps are essentially indoor directories that you can carry around in your hand. Crucially, the service does not require a GPS signal and instead relies on wireless networks -- which means you can use it indoors. The maps will also automatically update themselves when you move up or down a level in a building with multiple floors.

Currently, the bulk of the Australian Indoor Maps are for shopping complexes, with airports, train stations, sporting venues, museums and casinos (or 'entertainment complexes' as Google insists) making up the remainder. IKEA fans will be particularly pleased by the inclusion of four of its labyrinthine stores.

Google confirmed it will continue to add new indoor maps to public buildings across Australia throughout the year.

Here's the full list of Australian Google Indoor Maps locations:

    Airports

  • Adelaide Airport
  • Sydney Airport
  • Melbourne Airport
  • Transit stations

  • Flinders Street Station
  • Southern Cross Station
  • Parramatta Train Station
  • North Sydney Train Station
  • Bondi Junction Train Station
  • Central Train Station
  • Chatswood Train Station
  • Circular Quay Train Station
  • Wynyard Train Station
  • Town Hall Train Station
  • Sports venues

  • Hisense Arena
  • Rod Laver Arena
  • AAMI Park
  • Allphones Arena
  • ANZ Stadium
  • Etihad Stadium Melbourne
  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
  • Museums

  • The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
  • National Gallery of Victoria - International
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Casinos

  • Crown Melbourne
  • Retail

  • IKEA Homebush
  • IKEA Logan
  • IKEA Springvale
  • IKEA Tempe
  • Convention centres

  • Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Shopping Centres

  • Albany Brooks Garden Shopping Centre
  • Albury Centre
  • Albury Shopping Centre
  • Altone Park Marketplace
  • Belmont Shopping Centre
  • Brandon Park Shopping Centre
  • Burnie Centre
  • Canberra Centre
  • Carlingford Court
  • Castle Towers Shopping Centre
  • Casuarina Square
  • Centro Armidale
  • Centro Arndale
  • Centro Bankstown
  • Centro Box Hill South
  • Centro Colonnades
  • Centro Cranbourne
  • Centro Dianella
  • Centro Flinders
  • Centro Keilor Shopping Centre
  • Centro Somerville Shopping Center
  • Centro Whitehorse
  • Centro Whitsunday Shopping Centre
  • Charlestown Square
  • Chifley Plaza
  • Dandenong Plaza
  • Eastland Shopping Centre
  • Emerald Market Plaza
  • Emerald Village
  • Forestway Shopping Centre
  • Galleria Centre
  • Glenorchy Centre
  • Grand Central Shopping Centre
  • Gympie Shopping Centre
  • Halls Head Centre
  • Harbourside Sydney
  • Highpoint Shopping Centre
  • Hyperdome Brisbane
  • Kalamunda Centre
  • Karratha Shopping Centre
  • Kiama Centre
  • Kurralta Centre
  • Lavington Shopping Centre
  • Lennox Shopping Centre
  • Lutwyche Shopping Centre
  • Maddington Shopping Centre
  • Maitland Hunter Mall
  • Mandurah Shopping Centre
  • Meadow Mews Centre
  • Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
  • Melville Plaza
  • Mildura Centre
  • Mornington Shopping Centre
  • Mount Gambier Centre
  • Nepean Shopping Centre
  • Noosa Civic Shopping Centre
  • Norton Plaza
  • Oakleigh Centre
  • Oxenford Centre
  • Pinelands Shopping Centre
  • Port Pirie Centre
  • Queen Victoria Building
  • Raymond Terrace Shopping Centre
  • Robina Town Centre
  • Roselands Centre
  • Rouse Hill Town Centre
  • Seven Hills Centre
  • Springwood Shopping Centre
  • Stirlings Centre
  • Stockland Aitkenvale
  • Stockland Baldivis
  • Stockland Balgowlah
  • Stockland Bathurst
  • Stocklo Stockland Benowa Gardens
  • Stockland Bull Creek
  • Stockland Burleigh
  • Stockland Cairns
  • Stockland Caloundra Shopping Centre
  • Stockland Corrimal
  • Stockland Forster
  • Stockland Gladstone Shopping Centre
  • Stockland Green Hills
  • Stockland Highlands
  • Stockland Jesmond
  • Stockland Jimboomba
  • Stockland Merrylands
  • Stockland North Shore
  • Stockland Nowra
  • Stockland The Pines
  • Stockland Point Cook
  • Stockland Riverton
  • Stockland Rockhampton
  • Stockland Shellharbour
  • Stockland Tooronga
  • Stockland Traralgon Shopping Centre
  • Stockland Wallsend Shopping Centre
  • Stockland Wetherill Park
  • Sunshine Marketplace
  • Surfers Paradise Centre
  • Taigum Centre
  • The Galeries (Sydney)
  • The Gateway Centre
  • The Glen Centre
  • The Strand Arcade
  • Toombal Centre
  • Toormina Shopping Centre
  • Tweed Shopping Centre
  • Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre
  • Victoria Park Shopping Centre
  • Warnbro Shopping Centre
  • Warriewood Shopping Centre
  • Warrnambool Shopping Centre
  • Warwick Shopping Centre
  • Watergardens Town Centre Shopping Centre
  • West Side Broken Hill Centre
  • Westfield Airport West
  • Westfield Bondi Junction
  • Westfield Burwood
  • Westfield Carindale
  • Westfield Chatswood
  • Westfield Chermside
  • Westfield Doncaster
  • Westfield Eastgardens Shopping Centre
  • Westfield Figtree
  • Westfield Fountain Gate
  • Westfield Garden City
  • Westfield Geelong
  • Westfield Helensvale
  • Westfield Hornsby
  • Westfield Hurstville Shopping Centre
  • Westfield Innaloo
  • Westfield Kotara
  • Westfield Liverpool
  • Westfield Marion
  • Westfield Miranda
  • Westfield Mt Druitt
  • Westfield North Lakes
  • Westfield North Rocks
  • Westfield Parramatta
  • Westfield Penrith Shopping Centre
  • Westfield Plenty Valley Shopping Centre
  • Westfield Southland
  • Westfield Strathpine
  • Westfield Sydney
  • Westfield Tea Tree Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Westfield Tuggerah
  • Westfield Warrawong
  • Westfield Warringah Mall
  • Westfield West Lakes
  • Westfield Whitford
  • Westpoint Shopping Center
  • Wodonga Shopping Centre
  • Woodcroft Shopping Centre
  • Woodgrove Shopping Centre - Main Mall
  • World Square Shopping Centre

You can access the service via Google Maps, which is available for Android and iOS devices or via your phone's browser.


Comments

    I don't know about you guys..... But i've always found my gps more of a hinderance than a help for anything other than finding the general direction to go, or avoiding one way roads etc in the city..

    Navigating indoors just isn't that hard.. And I think shops will quickly find any practical use like "where is this product" will quickly become unrealistic as changes happen far too rapidly by far too apathetic teenage staff to make it accurate..

    Surprisingly no map for the largest shopping complex in the southern hemisphere...

      Which is?

        Chadstone Shopping Centre?

          what? chadstone is tiny compared to southland.

            According to this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shopping_centres_in_Australia_by_size
            Chadstone is #1 while Soutland is #8.

          You'll notice that none of Gandel's shopping centers are included. Maybe they did not give permission. Chadstone, Northland and Frankston come to mind

    Do I actually have to be there to access the map?

      I think so. Couldn't get it working from home.

      worked fine for me on my nexus 7, just had to zoom in far enough

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