Now you can travel and explore Qatar’s Hamad International Airport with Google Street View. The launch of Google’s 360-degree street view imagery of Qatar’s state-of-the-art airport lets us to explore the airport’s facilities within its 600,000 square meter terminal including Qatar Duty Free, its premium shopping emporium, the iconic Lamp Bear and various other art installations in the airport and all services offered within its five concourses.
Mr. Ulf Spitzer, Global Lead for the Google Street View Program, stated: “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 Fischer’s 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.”
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. Google also worked closely with officials at Hamad International Airport who guided the Street View team in their journey documenting the terminal building.
Qatar’s world-renowned airport now joins other global landmarks on Street View such as Big Ben and the Eiffel tower. The imagery of the airport’s interiors will now be available on Google Maps and can be viewed on https://goo.gl/maps/vhd248J7hB62