Google has launched Google Maps Floor Plan Marker App. It will allow folks who have uploaded floor plans of their business to further improve on the indoor location accuracy so that their visitors’ experience will be enhanced as they are able to enjoy using indoor maps within a particular venue. Google flatly states that the software will primarily be of interest “to map enthusiasts and venue owners,” and hopefully that disclaimer will be enough to ward off erroneous downloads.
It instructs you to walk around the “entire surface” of your place of interest, while gathering position data from GPS, public WiFi signals and cell towers. This new data should then help improve the accuracy of indoor location fixes, especially in being able to tell on which floor a user is situated. Google Maps Floor Plan Marker is a free download available now and compatible with all Android devices