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Wed, 8 June 2016

Explore Hamad Int. Airport in Qatar with Google Street View

Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Qatar has expanded its digital strategy with the launch of Googles 360-degree street view imagery.

Now, anyone with an internet connection can explore the airports facilities within its 600,000 square meter terminal including Qatar Duty Free, the iconic Lamp Bear and various other art installations in the airport, and all services offered within its five concourses.

Eng. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA, said, With the launch of Googles Street View in our airport, our customers from all over the world will get the unique opportunity to experience our airports award winning facilities, airport architecture and design quality. We at HIA are proud to be the first airport in the Middle East to launch the 360 degree Street View with Google. We are also among a select few airports in the world to have launched this feature.

Google used the Trekker, a wearable Street View backpack with a camera system on top that is designed to go down footpaths, tracks and narrow pathways to get images of areas of natural beauty, tourist sites, and other iconic structures.

Mr. Ulf Spitzer, Global Lead for the Google Street View Program, said, The Google Street View team continues to go to amazing places around the world because we know that our users love to see them and experience these locations online. From Urs Fischers teddy lamp bear sculpture to the Dreamliners that line the runway, millions around the world will now be able to inspect the Hamad International Airport, which they may be travelling to or through soon.

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