Google Street View is helping to cut the stress of travelling by giving jet-setters a preview of their journeys.
Google’s first efforts to help travellers scope out their journey includes detailed maps of global transit locations, including 16 international airports, more than 50 train and subway stations, and a cable car station in Hong Kong. Istanbul Atatürk Airport was the first airport added to Google Street View in Turkey, with a panoramic 360 degree map.
Istanbul Atatürk Airport is now accessible in the virtual world by Google Street View under the guidance of TAV Information Technologies, a leading global brand in airport IT services and solutions. With the Google Street View application, which displays the 360 degree map — drawn using thousands of photographs taken at the terminals — Istanbul Atatürk Airport became the first airport in Turkey to be added to the platform.
“Now you can visit the check-in counter of your airline in Madrid, map out the way from baggage claim to the bus at Tokyo International Airport and check out where to pick up your rental car at Eindhoven Airport; you can even scope out your seat on an Emirates flight from Dubai!”
TAV Airports President & CEO Sani Şener is proud that Turkey is one of the countries at the forefront of Google’s innovations. “We are happy to experience another breakthrough in Turkey and carry out that project as part of our mission to implement passenger-friendly, innovative airport projects in order to raise passenger satisfaction to the highest level. TAV Airports is planning to expand this free application, which will enable passengers to plan their journeys more efficiently by obtaining detailed information on the airport as well as the other airports TAV operates. Accomplishing this project with TAV Information Technologies, a TAV Airports subsidiary that has become a global brand in hardware and software solutions in the aviation industry, TAV is able to offer an even faster, safer and more comfortable travel experience to passengers thanks to this application. We will continue developing such innovative projects in accordance with the requirements and feedback of the passengers.”
The application can be accessed by simply visiting Google Maps online and entering “Istanbul Atatürk Airport” into the search box. When the page opens, a yellow human figure will assist you, and if this yellow sign is dragged onto the map, some areas turn blue. These areas are the ones available on the Street View. Visitors can begin exploring by dragging the yellow figure to the area they would like to view more closely. Take a look yourself!