Google Street View expands to 16 international airports

1 December 2013 (Last Updated December 1st, 2013 18:30)

Google Street View has added 16 international airports to its database.

Google Street View has added 16 international airports to its database.

The service enables users to view and navigate through panoramic street level images.

It previously included several holiday destinations, allowing users to get a detailed look on what is inside a location, helping them to learn more about a site before actually visiting it.

The new airport additions in Google Street View are mostly in Japan and Spain. However, Google has included an airport each from London, the Netherlands, Brazil and Mexico.

Google Street View allows travellers to navigate through the public areas of the airport such as check-in, the main terminals, and baggage claim.

The technology allows the travellers to prepare for an upcoming trip, to know more about an airport that they have never visited, or help them easily navigate from one gate to another.

"The technology allows the travellers to prepare for an upcoming trip, to know more about an airport that they have never visited, or help them easily navigate from one gate to another."

Google has released a new interactive map showing the new Street View transit locations worldwide, and once an airport is selected in the map, it is easy to navigate across several areas through a navigation option as well as a zoom option.

The airports that have been included in the Street View include London's Gatwick Airport in the UK; Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands; Congonhas-São Paulo Airport in Brazil; and Aeropuerto Internacional de la ciudad de Mexico in Mexico.

In Japan, the following airports have been included in the Street View: Osaka International Airport, Japan International Airport, New Chitose Airport, Sendai Airport, Kagoshima Airport and Tokyo International Airport Terminal 1 & 2 in Japan.

In Spain, the airports that have been included in Street View are Aeropuerto Madrid Barajas, Aeropuerto Barcelona El Prat, Aeropuerto de Alicante, Aeropuerto de Málaga, Aeropuerto de Palma de Mallorca, and Aeropuerto Tenerife Sur.

In addition to airports, Google Street View has added 50 train and subway stations in Italy, the UK, Japan, Taiwan, as well as a cable car station in Hong Kong, and the company plans to add additional locations in the future.