Google has added a new interactive app in Ireland that provides users with indoor maps of 40 public venues, including shopping centers, universities, airports and museums for better time management and convenient details.
It will allow people to identify specific shops and food outlets, bathrooms, cash machines or look inside the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s biggest tourist attraction, for example.
"This mobile service permits the passenger to have real-time view of their exact location and their connecting flight location," said head of marketing at Dublin Airport Authority John Hurley. "We will be the only airport in the world to offer this service."
“You can also step inside and explore museums, such as the National Museum or the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, uncovering floor by floor with minimal fuss,” said Omer Sommerich, product manager for Google.
Universities involved include UCD and Waterford Institute of Technology.
The map tool is available in the Google Maps app on Android and iPhones, as well as on desktop. To see the indoor plans, users search for the location they want to view and zoom in.
"It's a really fantastic tool," said Paul Carty, managing director of the Guinness Storehouse. "The Guinness Storehouse itself spans over seven floors. This gives people the power to plan and research their trip in advance or as they walk through the building to make the best use of their time."