I would like Google maps to show indoor maps on iOS. I use Google API on Android, but accordingly to their site, Google maps SDK for iOS does not support indoor mapping.

Thus, I think the closest thing I can come is showing URLs like this in embedded browser:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q= %string% &output=embed'

I would like the query string to achieve the following:

  • Multiple markers (I think one is max)
  • Enable position location (so user can see himself as arrow/dot)
  • Hybrid view
  • That is three questions. Can you edit this one and create 2 more, it is how Stack Exchange works.
    – Mapperz
    Jul 17, 2013 at 2:37
  • Well, all things are set in the same query string (and could theoreticly also affect each other)
    – Tom
    Jul 17, 2013 at 8:15
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    iOS now supports indoor mapping appleinsider.com/articles/13/07/16/…
    – Mapperz
    Jul 17, 2013 at 13:37
  • Looks promising. Upvoted. (However, I am still interested in the original question since I develop iOS apps in Delphi, and I will need some time for how to best use Google Maps for iOS in Delphi. But for longterm, I will probably switch to Google Maps for iOS if their API/SDK supports indoor mapping as well on iOS)
    – Tom
    Jul 17, 2013 at 15:32

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According to this page: Maps for mobile > Indoor Maps availability , indoor maps are also available in the mobile version. Since you are launching this from your app, it would be wise to retrieve the user location before opening the embedded browser and then send the location in the URL as a parameter. Also the indoor maps are showed from the 18th zoom level and on.

From this question , this should work in any version of google maps, although the new version of google maps for desktop has different parameters names, but it appears that the parameters get translated from the old version.:

  • z is the zoom level (1-20)
  • t is the map type ("m" map, "k" satellite, "h" hybrid, "p" terrain, "e" GoogleEarth)
  • q is the search query, if it is prefixed by loc: then google assumes it is a lat lon separated by a +
  • sensor tells google if the device is capable to get its location.
  • Thanks. I gave bounty + upvote. Will check back later today
    – Tom
    Jul 27, 2013 at 12:29

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