Google Maps will now guide you through KCI

Next time you’re lost in a gigantic mall or a baffling airport, don’t bother looking for those old-fashioned back-lit map monoliths for guidance. Instead, whip out your Android smartphone and pull up Google Maps. Having apparently conquered the terrestrial world, Google is now in the business of mapping buildings, including our own Kansas City International Airport.

A Google blog post explains: “Detailed floor plans automatically appear when you’re viewing the map and zoomed in on a building where indoor map data is available. The familiar ‘blue dot’ icon indicates your location within several meters, and when you move up or down a level in a building with multiple floors, the interface will automatically update to display which floor you’re on.”

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