Singapore’s shopping centers can be big and confusing. If you’re as lost as me when it comes to navigating when shopping, then Indoor Google Maps feature will be something you need. Google announced today that its Indoor Google Maps feature is available in 22 shopping spots in Singapore (see below for full list) with most of them in the Orchard shopping area.
The floor plans will appear when you zoom into a building where indoor map data is available. For some locations, you will also be able to navigate your way within the shopping malls — for example, to get you from your current location to a nearby store within the mall. Singapore becomes only the second country in Asia to get these indoor maps, after an earlier roll-out in Japan.
Singaporean business owners who want their location to be mapped can find out more information here.
I’ve also embedded two videos about Google’s indoor mapping below. One explaining how indoor mapping works and another is an indoor map promo video from Japan (in Japanese).
Map your business, inside and out
Japanese promo video
You might like to know that Indoor Google Maps feature is available in — deep breath — 313@somerset, Century Square, Hougang Mall, ION Orchard, Liang Court, Mandarin Gallery, Marina Bay Sands, Metro (Department store in Paragon), Ngee Ann City, Orchard Central, Paragon, Parkway Parade, Scotts Square, Suntec City, Takashimaya (department store in Ngee Ann), Tampines 1, The Centrepoint, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Triple one, Wheelock Place, White Sands, and Wisma Atria. If you’re on Android, give it a try.