Google Maps adds all 17 of the Smithsonian Institution's museums to its growing list of 10,000 important indoor spaces.
Now you can use your smartphone or tablet to navigate the sometimes overwhelming galleries, arcades, and avenues of some of America's most important institutions.
Building on a project to map important indoor spaces begun in November, the additional maps include all 2.7 million square feet of the Smithsonian properties in and around Washington, D.C., from the Castle, as the main Smithsonian building is known, to the National Portrait Gallery to the zoo. Yep. Now you can use your Android-powered phone to move from the gorilla habitat to the coatimundis. (And who wouldn't, given the chance?)
To gain access online, users can search for the museums individually, or they can simply zoom into them from a Google Map of the area.