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Google Street View comes to Gatwick

7 Nov 2013 by Jenny Southan

Google has created a tour of Gatwick’s North and South terminals using 2,000 photographs that have been stitched together.

Travellers searching for the London airport on Google Maps can zoom in and then see inside the building, and “walk” through check-in areas, departure and arrivals halls, shops and restaurants.

There are also interactive maps of terminal floorplans showing key areas of interest including such as information hubs, charging points and washrooms.


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Above: Take a tour of Gatwick with Google’s interactive map

Plenty of people are also visible, though faces have been blurred out.

The idea is that Indoor Street View will help Gatwick’s 34 million annual passengers prepare for their journey through the terminal before arriving there.

Michael Ibbitson, chief information officer at the airport, said: “We’ve worked closely with Google to make these new mapping services as comprehensive and detailed as possible.

“As part of Gatwick’s £1.2 billion investment programme we’re continually looking to innovate and improve the passenger experience and this latest technological development will make it easier than ever for passengers to make a speedier trip or the most of their time at the airport.”

 

Anyone can access these services from internet-enabled desktop browsers, Android phones, Apple devices and tablets by logging onto the Google Maps website, the Google Maps App or via the newly redesigned Gatwick website.

gatwickairport.com

Jenny Southan

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