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Dublin Airport First Airport to Map Runway and Airfield with Google Street View

Dublin Airport First Airport to Map Runway and Airfield with Google Street View

Dublin Airport has become the first airport in the world to provide a virtual tour of its runway and airfield. In partnership with Google, Dublin Airport is offering a 360º street level virtual tour of its runway system and airfield areas.

Thousands of images captured by Google’s Street View car were compiled together to give a comprehensive 360º virtual tour of the runway and airfield. As it was collecting imagery in a live airfield environment, the Google vehicle was escorted by Dublin Airport personnel at all times to ensure airfield safety requirements were met.

Main runway, Dublin Airport

Main runway, Dublin Airport

“Airfields are exciting and fascinating places for many people so we are delighted to be the first airport in the world to give free, easy to access virtual tours of our airfield and runway areas,” said Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport Managing Director. “Anyone wishing to have a closer look beyond the boarding gate can now get a pilot’s view down the main runway at Dublin Airport, take a virtual tour around other areas of the airfield as well as the four boarding gate piers servicing Terminals 1 and 2.”

The Street View data of the Dublin Airport airfield is not just for aviation geeks, as it also has an important practical use. “These new images will also help the airport’s Airside Safety Training department, as they will become an essential piece of the training suite in educating and familiarising all airport employees working around the airport’s airfield.”

Fire Station, Dublin Airport

Fire Station, Dublin Airport

Valentina Frassi, Programme Manager, Google, said: “Whether you want to explore faraway sites or places that most of us would never otherwise get to visit, Street View can let you virtually tour these places. We have worked with Dublin Airport to help people to go beyond the window seat to tour the new runway and the surrounding airfields right from their phone, tablet or computer.”

Dublin Airport Google Street View can be accessed via www.google.com/maps from any desktop or mobile device by typing ‘Dublin Airport’ into the search bar. All 75,000 square metres of Terminals 1 and 2 were captured previously and are also available to view in the dedicated gallery of the Street View website. The gallery is also accessible through the Street View App.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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