Google has introduced an Android only (makes sense) map function that will give you guidance when you are indoors (where available, of course). Malls, airports and more as listed in the Google LatLong blog.
Here’s Google’s video to give you the finer points
Of course this isn’t just something is automatically available for every spot in the world.
We’ve (Google) initially partnered with some of the largest retailers, airports and transit stations in the U.S. and Japan, including:
-Mall of America, IKEA, The Home Depot, select Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Daimaru, Takashimaya and Mitsukoshi locations and more. Watch an IKEA demo here.
-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Narita International (NRT), among others.
-JR and Tokyu Corporation
Google was even kind enough to produce a video to show this new gadget off in airport mode.
I guess that people do get very lost in larger indoor spaces. Call me old-fashioned but I have always found signs to be helpful. That said it can’t hurt to have another way of finding your way around, right?