Upload a floor plan

Help improve the availability of Indoor Maps by adding your floor plan of a public location. Follow the steps below to learn how to upload and outline a building floor plans.

Before you get started, please make sure to read the Google Maps Floor Plans Content Guidelines.

Note: This option is currently available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the US. Also, you can only upload a floor plan from your computer.

Step 1: Upload a floor plan

  1. Make sure the floor plan of the public location is saved on your computer as a digital image file. Note that acceptable file formats are .GIF, .TIF, .JPG, .PNG, .BMP, .PDF.
  2. Open your web browser and go to maps.google.com/floorplans. Click Add a floorplan now.
  3. Enter the address of the building you want to add the floor plan to. Search for the address as you would in Google Maps.
  4. Drag the pin to the center of the building. By default the pin is located at the street address, which sometimes doesn't match the actual location of the building.
  5. On the next screen, enter more information about the floor plan you are about to upload. Enter the name of the building, the number of floors, and the floor number of the plan you're submitting.
  6. Select the image file you want to use and click Upload this floor.

Step 2: Align your floorplan with the aerial image of the building:

  1. Start by choosing notable features of your floor plan on the left half of your screen. Notable features may include corners or special shapes.
  2. Look for the features you just chose in the aerial view, and try to match them as best you can. Be sure to match each pin to the right feature and click OK. You can always go back and change the features you selected if this helps. You'll see your floor plan overlaid on the aerial view. If it does not look the way you want, you can nudge it by moving the pins. Click Accept once you're done.
  3. Before you submit the floor plan, take a last look to make sure it looks the way you intended.

After submitting your floor plan, it will be reviewed.  Once approved, your floor plan will become available to anyone using Google Maps for Mobile.

Walks

After uploading a floor plan, you can help improve the location accuracy for everyone visiting your floor using the Google Maps Floor Plan Marker app on your Android phone. Your new floor plan will appear on your list of floor plans in the Marker app within 24 hours after uploading. Use your phone to improve location accuracy for places you’ve uploaded by walking through the building and collecting relevant location information along the way.

Note that the Google Maps Floor Plan Marker app is currently only available in selected countries.

Removing information from your Google Account

While we don’t delete information submitted through the application, you can disassociate any floor plans or walking information from your Google Account. Once you’ve disconnected the information you submitted, Google may still have the floor plans you submitted and the walks you uploaded, but they can’t be tied to your Google Account or used to identify you. Here’s how to disconnect your account:

  1. Go to http://maps.google.com/floorplans/myfloors.
  2. Click Disconnect this information from my Google Account.
  3. After you’ve read the statement, select Disconnect this information from my Google Account, and you’re done. Note that by disconnecting your account, you won’t be able to see floor plans you have submitted and walks you have uploaded. Floor plans that have been uploaded but not yet submitted will also be deleted. You can’t undo this action.
Floor Plan Marker

With the Google Maps Floor Plan Marker, you can help Google Maps to more accurately locate users who are visiting your store, restaurant, or venue by collecting publicly broadcast data (such as GPS, Wi-FI and cell tower information) inside your space. Download the Google Floor Plan Marker through the Google Play Store on your Android device to start collecting data.

Tip: If you’re a store owner and have a large venue, and also have submitted a floor plan of your business to be published on the map, use the advanced version to provide more accurate location. The standard version will work great for a small venue.

Standard version

By using the standard version, you can make location information more accurate on Google Maps by walking through a store, restaurant, or any type of public indoor space, and collecting relevant location information along the way. Here is how to use the tool:

  1. Go to the indoor space that you'd like to map more accurately.
  2. Open the application.
  3. Touch the Find my venue button, and select the name of the venue from the list that appears.
    Note: If your venue is not on the list, try to walk or move around a bit or touch  at the bottom of the screen to refresh the list. If the location you are trying to map is still not listed, send us feedback and let us know about it.
  4. Depending on your starting location, touch Inside or Outside. Before walking in your outdoor space, select a store type: detached if you can walk around the entire building, terraced if you can only access the front of your store, or multiple entrances if your venue has more than one entrance.
  5. Touch Walk and start walking around!* Each time you walk around a space is considered one walk. To get high quality data from your walks, the app will prompt you to do 6 walks for an indoor space and 2 walks for an outdoor space. Each walk will take about 5 minutes for an indoor space and 2 minutes for an outdoor space.
  6. Touch Add an entrance and walk around the entrance area of the venue, after completing your walks inside and outside.
  7. Touch Upload when you complete your walks. Please note, that in order to upload your data, you need to complete both indoor and outdoor walks.
  8. Select the items that you'd like to upload, and touch the  upload button to share the data you’ve collected on Google Maps.
Advanced version

The advanced version enables those who've uploaded floor plans to improve the indoor location accuracy their visitors experience when using indoor maps within their venue.

Note: Before you get started, please make sure to read the Google Maps Floor Plans Content Guidelines.

Here is how to use the tool:

Step 1: Upload a floor plan

  1. Make sure the floor plan of the public location is saved on your computer as a digital image file. Acceptable file formats are .GIF, .TIF, .JPG, .PNG, .BMP, .PDF.
  2. Go to maps.google.com/floorplans. Click Add a floorplan now.
  3. Enter the address of the building you want to add the floor plan to. Search for the address as you would in Google Maps.
  4. Drag the pin to the center of the building. By default the pin is located at the street address, which sometimes doesn't match the actual location of the building.
  5. On the next screen, enter more information about the floor plan you are about to upload. Enter the name of the building, the number of floors, and the floor number of the plan you're submitting.
  6. Select the image file you want to use and click Upload this floor.

Step 2: Align your floor plan with the aerial image of the building

  1. Start by choosing notable features of your floor plan on the left half of your screen. Notable features may include corners or special shapes.
  2. Look for the features you just chose in the aerial view, and try to match them as best you can. Be sure to match each pin to the right feature and click OK. You can always go back and change the features you selected.
  3. You'll see your floor plan overlaid on the aerial view. If it does not look the way you want, you can nudge it by moving the pins. Click Accept once you're done.
  4. Before you submit the floor plan, take a last look to make sure it looks the way you intended.

Step 3: Touch Submit

After submitting your floor plan, it will be reviewed. Once approved, your floor plan will become available to anyone using Google Maps for Mobile.

Step 4: Once your floor gets uploaded to Google Maps, tap the floor and start walking around.

Slowly walk around and wander through the different areas of the venue as much as you can.*

Step 5: Touch Upload when you’re done.

* You need to enable Wi-Fi on your phone to collect floor map data.

Remove information from your Google Account

While we don't delete information submitted through the application, you can disassociate any floor plans or walking information from your Google Account. Once you've disconnected the information you submitted, Google may still have the floor plans you submitted and the walks you uploaded, but this information won't be tied to your Google Account or used to identify you. Here's how to disconnect your account:

Note: You can't undo the disconnect action.

  1. Go to http://maps.google.com/floorplans/myfloors.
  2. Click Disconnect this information from my Google Account.
  3. After you’ve read the statement, select Disconnect this information from my Google Account.

Note that by disconnecting your account, you won't be able to see floor plans you have submitted and walks you have uploaded. Floor plans that you've uploaded but not yet submitted will also be deleted.

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