Google launches Indoor Maps for Irish smartphones and web

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Google’s Indoor Maps is coming to Ireland for the first time, bringing Android and iOS smartphone and web users inside iconic buildings, such as the Guinness Storehouse and the National Museum.

The interactive map tool is available in the Google Maps app on Android and iOS, as well as on desktop and is available for more than 40 locations in Ireland.

By using Google Indoor Maps, users can identify specific shops, cash machines, and bathrooms within shopping centres, including Ireland’s largest shopping space, the Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin, and Merchants Quay Shopping Centre in Cork.

The app also lets users step inside and explore museums such as the National Museum or the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.

A useful aspect of the app is travellers can go inside Dublin Airport to discover where their gate is or inside various train stations, such as Cork and Heuston, to discover their platform.

To use the Indoor Maps function, simply zoom into Maps until you start to see an indoor floor plan of the building, and use the floor picker to move from the ground floor to other available floors in the building.

Full list of Indoor Maps in Ireland:

Airports

  • Dublin Airport

Rail Stations

  • Cork (Kent)
  • Dublin Heuston
  • Dublin Pearse
  • Dublin Connolly
  • Limerick (Colbert)
  • Tara Street

Shopping Centres

  • Arnotts
  • Arthurs Quay
  • Blackpool Shopping Centre
  • Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
  • Corbett Court Shopping Mall
  • Donaghmede Shopping Centre
  • Dundrum Town Centre
  • Eyre Square Centre
  • Galway Shopping Centre, Galway
  • Ilac Centre
  • Jervis Street Shopping Centre
  • Laois Shopping Centre
  • Letterkenny Shopping Centre
  • Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
  • Longwalk Shopping Centre
  • Merchants Quay Shopping Centre
  • Parkway Shopping Centre
  • Powerscourt Town Centre
  • St Stephen’s Green
  • Westbury Mall
  • Wilton Shopping Center
  • Whitewater Shopping Centre

Museums 

  • Galway City Museum
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts
  • Natural History Museum

Stadiums/Events

  • 3 Arena
  • Aviva Stadium
  • Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
  • National Concert Hall
  • The Helix

Universities

  • University College Dublin
  • Waterford Institute of Technology

Google Maps image at top via Shutterstock

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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