‘Google Indoor Maps’ has made it to Portugal. The innovative function of the popular Google Maps web mapping service is now available in the country, allowing users to access “detailed interior maps” of hallmark buildings or infrastructures such as train stations as well as find “relevant points of interest” such as ATMs.
Thus far, only 49 buildings are included in the ‘Indoor Maps’ application but anyone who owns a public space can send in their maps to Google starting today, the company has announced.
Among the spots are the Bolsa, Mafra, Monserrate, Queluz and Sintra palaces, Lisbon and Vila Nova de Gaia’s El Corte Inglés outlets and Futebol Clube do Porto’s Estádio do Dragão.
The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), the Marinha and Azulejo museums and the Calouste Gulbenkian foundations are also included in the online tool, as well as 13 train stations (Aveiro, Braga, Guimarães, Coimbra, Faro, Lagos, Cascais, Cais do Sodré, Sintra, Porto – Campanhã, São Bento, Rossio and Santa Apolónia).
The interior maps are available both on the web and mobile versions of Google Maps, appearing automatically when the user zooms in on the location.
Portugal is the 20th country to receive the ‘Indoor Maps’ tool, which according to Google features over three billion square metres of floor plans around the world.