How to use indoor maps in Google Maps

One of the more useful additions to Google Maps is the ability to navigate within malls, museums, libraries, or sports venues. The feature is accessible in 25 countries, and Google maintains a list of prominent locations for which indoor navigation is available.

If you're looking to find the shortest route to a particular store within a mall or navigating a gargantuan museum and are in need of a layout guide, the indoor maps feature comes in handy.

How to use indoor maps in Google Maps

  1. Open Google Maps from your app drawer or home screen.
  2. Enter the name of the location via the Search here textbox. You should see a pin on your selected location.

How to use indoor maps in Google Maps

  1. Pinch out to zoom in on the map a few times until you see the floor layout.
  2. You can navigate the internal layout by selecting the floor markers on the bottom left of the screen.
  3. Zoom in or out to view specific sections of the indoor map.

How to use indoor maps in Google Maps

Do you use indoor navigation often? Let us know what you think of the feature in the comments.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

6 Comments
  • I love these features however Google needs to make it a tad bit easier to do.
  • I didn't even know that Google had this. Looking at the list, it makes sense that I wouldn't know. I haven't been to any of those places that have it.
  • I know they had it for IKEA. Sometimes need navigation for that place. LOL.
  • I was using this feature for a Best Buy store to find the restroom!
  • Discovered this a couple of years ago in a department store. Amazing.
  • Funny how the example above shows the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, but the official list that Google has does not show that location.