Google maps Smithsonian's museums for visitors
WASHINGTON (AP) - The world's largest museum complex is being mapped room by room through a partnership with Google.
Beginning Tuesday, visitors at the Smithsonian Institution can trace their steps through 17 museums and National Zoo in Washington and at locations in northern Virginia and New York City.
The interior maps totaling 2.7 million square feet can be accessed by visitors with Google Maps for Android. They include maps of the National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History and National Museum of Natural History, which draw millions of visitors.
Maps also have been completed for the National Portrait Gallery and a half dozen other art museums.
The Smithsonian says it's working with Google to increase the level of exhibit detail and other features in the maps to help visitors explore.
Would you like to contribute to this story? Join the discussion.
RecommendedRecent Facebook Activity
Only On 7
For all the breaking stories happening in your neighborhood and developing stories happening around the world, join Leon Harris and Alison Starling weeknights on ABC7 News at 5 and 11.
TBD Blogs What you need to read
@TBD On Foot
Best of TBD In case you missed it
Billed as the biggest food truck assembly to ever happen in D.C., "Curbside Cookoff: Trucko De Mayo" took place on Saturday with at least 40 vendors.