A message from NELA’s president, Mary Ann List:
Dear NELA Members,
Bill Rogers of Google Maps has launched an initiative to provide indoor maps of New England libraries, public and academic, large and small. The project can expand to other buildings on college campuses.
Public libraries in Portland Maine and Hingham Mass were pioneers, discovering indoor maps early on. Several of the rest of us have now worked with the Google team to raise the visibility of our libraries in this way.
Google Indoor Maps are in use in several large retail establishments and in 18 Smithsonian museums and galleries.
There are two levels of mapping, both easy and free to the library.
In Portsmouth we loaded our basic floor plans (the same ones we use in-house) in just a few minutes, and then had a Google team come out to do the live mapping (level 2).
Mr. Rogers explains indoor maps for libraries in his letter, which follows.
If you would like to join this project, contact him for simple instructions.
Mary Ann List, NELA President