Google Maps Adds Airports and Transit Stations to Street View

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Google Maps Street View is a great tool but sometimes it comes up short if you’re traveling. Huge train stations and airports can be as tough to navigate as anywhere, but they’ve never been properly mapped and photographed until now. Google announced this week that the Street View feature of Google Maps is getting a major upgrade. Now 16 airports and over 50 train stations are supported!

Google announced the update in time for the holiday travel rush, as something that travelers can add to their arsenal for navigation. Saying, “Don’t let travel logistics get you down this holiday season,” Google unveiled the new features. Maps users can see the inside of Airports from Madrid to Dubai.

Rail travel wasn’t ignored either, with more than 50 international and domestic train stations exhaustively documented. Several other spots such as seaports are mapped out and photographed as well. It’s a very cool update!

You can get the Google Maps App from the Google Play Store for Android, and at the App Store for Apple devices. For more information, check out Google’s announcement below.

Take off for the holidays with Google Street View
Monday, November 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Whether it’s touring the canals of Venice, swimming with the seals in the Galapagos or climbing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Street View has taken you to some of the most beautiful and exciting places around the world.

Now, in addition to scoping out your destination, Street View can help you cut down the stress of traveling by giving you a preview of your journey, too. Our first efforts to map global transit locations include 16 international airports, over 50 train and subway stations, and even a cable car station in Hong Kong.

Here’s an interactive map so you can see the new Street View transit locations worldwide.

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!

Or, if you’re planning to take the train, navigate through Waterloo station so you can be one step ahead, whether you’re with a group of friends, family or a baby stroller.

Don’t let travel logistics get you down this holiday season. With Street View, you can see how to get where you’re going faster and easier. Enjoy and safe travels!

Posted by Ulf Spitzer, Google Street View Program Manager

[Via: Google]

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