Google Japan announced on July 5 that it will gradually provide “indoor live view function” in “Google Maps” (iOS / Android) provided by the company. This function utilizes a technology called “global localization” in which AI scans tens of billions of Street View images and identifies the direction in which the user is facing. It will be possible to accurately determine the altitude and position even inside the building, and it will be possible to smoothly navigate indoor facilities, which was difficult in the past, such as changing trains at airports and stations and guiding inside shopping malls. This allows you to check the correct direction with an arrow at an airport or train station, and know the location of the nearest elevator, escalator, ticket gate, platform, ticket office, toilet, etc., and in a shopping mall, there is a target store. You can check the floor and the route to it. Supports smooth shopping, including elevating routes on stairs and elevators. With the launch of this function, indoor navigation of major stations and commercial facilities of JR East has been realized. Corresponding to Tokyo station, Shinjuku station, Shibuya station, Shinagawa station, Ueno station, Ikebukuro station, Shimbashi station, Akihabara station, Takada Baba station, Gotanda station, Ebisu station, Nippori station, Nakano station, Kitasenju station, Tachikawa 17 stations, Omiya station and Urawa station. We plan to gradually expand the target facilities.